Faces Of Learning: 50 Powerful Stories Of Defining Moments In Education by Sam ChaltainFaces Of Learning: 50 Powerful Stories Of Defining Moments In Education by Sam Chaltain

Faces Of Learning: 50 Powerful Stories Of Defining Moments In Education

EditorSam Chaltain

Hardcover | February 22, 2011

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Inspirational stories of engaging, real-life educational experiences

Everyone has a personal learning story, a time when they became actively engaged in their own education. Maybe it was an especially challenging teacher, or a uniquely supportive environment, or a collaborative classroom. In Faces of Learning, both well-known public figures, such as Arne Duncan and Al Franken, and ordinary Americans recall the moments when they truly learned something.

  • Includes stories from people of all different backgrounds and from all over the country
  • The stories are grouped into categories by theme like "relevant" and "experiential" to help reveal the common characteristics of what works in education
  • Each chapter ends with five things you can do to improve your own learning, that of your students, and of all Americans
Readers can visit the companion website www.facesoflearning.net to share their own stories of educational success and find out what else they can do.
Sam Chaltain (www.samchaltain.com) is a Washington DC-based writer, educator, and strategic consultant. Sam has also been a classroom teacher; the national director of the Forum for Education and Democracy, an education advocacy organization devoted to restoring the public purpose of public education; and the founding director of the F...
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Title:Faces Of Learning: 50 Powerful Stories Of Defining Moments In EducationFormat:HardcoverDimensions:160 pages, 9.3 × 6.35 × 0.7 inPublished:February 22, 2011Publisher:WileyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0470910143

ISBN - 13:9780470910146

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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION.

CHAPTER ONE: CHALLENGING.

1. Jenna Fournel (Alexandria, Virginia).

2. Mark Rockeymoore (Montreal, Quebec).

3. Jan Resseger (Cleveland, Ohio).

4. Gloria Ladson-Billings (Madison, Wisconsin).

5. Lore a Goodwin (Washington, DC).

6. Bruce Deitrick Price (Virginia Beach, Virginia).

7. Arne Duncan (Washington, DC).

8. Angela Valenzuela (Austin, Texas).

9. Carl Glickman (Athens, Georgia).

10. Andrew Margon (Brooklyn, New York).

Challenging: Five Things You Can Do.

CHAPTER TWO: ENGAGING.

11. Renee Moore (Cleveland, Mississippi).

12. Amy Estersohn (Chicago, Illinois).

13. Maritza Brito (Brick, New Jersey).

14. Kevin McCann (Halifax, Nova Scotia).

15. Margaret Owens (Palo Alto, California).

16. Larry Mya (Boston, Massachusetts).

17. John Goodlad (Seattle, Washington).

18. Sitembiso Ncube Maduma (San Bernardino, California).

19. Elijah Cummings (Baltimore, Maryland).

20. Jill Vialet (Oakland, California).

Engaging: Five Things You Can Do.

CHAPTER THREE: SUPPORTIVE.

21. Al Franken (Washington, DC).

22. Jenifer Fox (Austin, Texas).

23. Michelle Durange (Littlestown, Pennsylvania).

24. Zainab Ali (Los Angeles, California).

25. Susan Oliver (Waterford, Virginia).

26. Gary Cohen (Wayzata, Minnesota).

27. Chantale Soekhoe (Brooklyn, New York).

28. Emily Gasoi (Washington, DC).

29. Cassandra Carland (Keene, New Hampshire).

30. Carrie A. Rogers (Rancho Cucamonga, California).

Supportive: Five Things You Can Do.

CHAPTER FOUR RELEVANT.

31. R. Dwayne Betts (Washington, DC).

32. Robert McLaughlin (Concord, New Hampshire).

33. Deborah Meier (Hillsdale, New York).

34. Jamal Fields (Livermore, California).

35. Jenerra Williams (Boston, Massachusetts).

36. Patrick Ip (Chicago, Illinois).

37. Gerlma A. Johnson (Detroit, Michigan).

38. Anonymous.

39. Ahniwake Rose (Washington, DC).

40. James Comer (New Haven, Connecticut).

Relevant: Five Things You Can Do.

CHAPTER FIVE EXPERIENTIAL.

41. Joel Ellio (Limpopo Province, South Africa).

42. Terry Pickeral (Bellingham, Washington).

43. Elizabeth Rogers (South Portland, Maine).

44. Steve Moore (Kansas City, Missouri).

45. Jill Davidson (Providence, Rhode Island).

46. Rachel Barnes (Chatham, Massachusetts).

47. Stedman Graham (Chicago, Illinois).

48. Stephen Vick (Chicago, Illinois).

49. Liz Lerman (Baltimore, Maryland).

50. Maya Soetoro-Ng (Honolulu, Hawaii).

Experiential: Five Things You Can Do.

EPILOGUE GEORGE WOOD.

Ted Sizer (Harvard, Massachusetts).

About the Editor.

About the Campaign.

Acknowledgments.