Twenty Teachers by Ken MacrorieTwenty Teachers by Ken Macrorie

Twenty Teachers

byKen Macrorie

Paperback | April 30, 1999

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The rare and exceptional teacher--one who could teach absolutely anything to anybody--is what Ken Macrorie set out to find among teachers of many different subjects at many different levels. The result of his search is 20 Teachers, a collection of revealing profiles in which outstandingeducators explain what works for them in the classroom and why. Macrorie's interviews with these professionals show an astonishing similarity in their beliefs, methods, and attitudes and the keys to their success with students from first grade to the graduate level. Ranging from a woodworking instructor in a wealthy suburban school to an inner-city history teacher to a professor of space engineering, the teachers profiled here share a fundamental belief in putting choice and responsibility in the hands of their students, no matter what their age.Macrorie includes, in addition to the interviews, a summary chapter listing 43 items these teachers claim help learners to do "good works." Finally, in an "Open Letter About Schools," he explores the notion that schools have developed, often unwittingly, traditions that run counter to the way theseeducators work; he discusses the obstacles they face, from both within the system and without. Twenty Teachers offers insights that will enable others to inspire learning in their students and voices a new and challenging view of today's educational system.
Ken Macrorie is Emeritus Professor of English at Western Michigan University and a staff member at the Bread Loaf School of English, Middlebury, Vermont. He is author of Uptaught and Telling Writing and a number of other books.
Title:Twenty TeachersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 7.99 × 5.39 × 0.55 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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In their own words, extraordinary educators from first grade through graduate school tell what works for their students and why.

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"Anyone who has been teaching more than a few years should read this book. It brings a healthy perspective to bear on one's teaching and one's institution."--Peg Levine, Keuka College