Although I have researched education for two decades and been an educator in some capacity for almost three decades, it has been a long time since I considered my decision about entering the profession. Had I read About Becoming a Teacher, by William Ayers, in the early 1990s, I think I would have considered some important questions about my choice that had not been on my radar—and I would have felt more excited about my choice of vocation. About Becoming a Teacher reads as a combination of a pre-game pep talk, thought-provoking excursion, and vivid memoir woven together in a brief 85 pages. Ayers encourages the reader, presumably anyone considering entering the teaching profession, to ponder how their deeply held values and personal mission regarding the purposes of schooling intersect with the creation of classrooms that honor the “three-dimensional” potential of the learners who inhabit them.
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