Tuned In and Fired Up: How Teaching Can Inspire Real Learning in the Classroom

bySam M. IntratorForeword byElliot W. Eisner

March 11, 2005|
Tuned In and Fired Up: How Teaching Can Inspire Real Learning in the Classroom by Sam M. Intrator
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We treasure the occasions when a classroom of students becomes totally focused, absorbed by ideas. How can teachers make these special moments happen more often?

Every teacher has powerful memories of becoming swept up in an electric moment when the classroom hums with energy and students are wholly engaged in learning. During such moments of real learning, teenagers find genuine meaning, worth, and value in their academic experiences. And their teachers find in these heightened and exuberant moments the embodiment of their best hopes and ideals as educators. How can such “teachable moments” be encouraged? What can teachers do to inspire more of these educationally vital episodes? In this compelling book, Sam M. Intrator scrutinizes powerful learning moments in a high school classroom. He offers five detailed portraits of these experiences, describing in each case how the teacher shaped the culture of the class, made critical pedagogical decisions, and connected students to the subject matter. Intrator confirms that seemingly magical learning moments can becultivated, and he suggests numerous practical ideas to help teachers do so.

Sam M. Intrator is assistant professor of education and child study at Smith College. He is the author of Stories of the Courage to Teach: Honoring the Teachers’ Heart.
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Title:Tuned In and Fired Up: How Teaching Can Inspire Real Learning in the Classroom
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:192 pages, 8.25 X 5.5 X 1 in
Shipping dimensions:192 pages, 8.25 X 5.5 X 1 in
Published:March 11, 2005
Publisher:Yale University Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780300107661

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