Publication Date: August 22, 1997
An inspirational text that only experienced teachers could write!
Thirteen teachers join with renowned educator Eleanor Duckworth in this engaging account of a year-long project in which they learned from each other to become better teachers. Teacher to Teacher will have wide appeal to teachers at all levels since it deals with issues that concern day-to-day life. Here, teachers talk with one another about their students: "Kevin is by far the brightest student in the class. Not only does he refuse to do any work, he attempts to disrupt other people and gain attention." Here, too, they share stories about themselves, like Elissa, who chose to tell her class that she is diagnosed with a life-threatening disease. And, just as important, they share triumphs, like that of a teacher’s extraordinary success with boys serving time in a correctional institute.
A striking presentation of teachers’ thinking about central current issues, this book will enrich everyone’s understanding of what it means to be a teacher.
"This is a rare book that is good to share with a friend, a colleague, a reading group, a class. . . . Never before has there been a book that develops so clearly the multidimensional approach to teachers learning from each other. This book breaks new ground. . . . Reading it is a memorable learning experience."
—From the Foreword