About the Author
Linda Shalaway has written extensively about teaching and research on teaching. As an experiences education writers, she brings research results to teachers in a practical, usable form. She also taps the "wisdon of practice" by collecting and writing about experienced teachers' ideas and insights. "My work has always revolved around the question of what constitutes good teaching," says Shalaway. "It's a question whose answer we as teachers, parents, policy makers, and researchers must continually strive to refine." Ms. Shalaway has worked with teachers and researchers all over the country. She's been an editor of an educational research and development magazine, contributing editor and columnist for Instructor
magazine, a consultant and freelance writer for numerous educational publications, and a writing instructor. Ms. Shalaway, currently a junior high and high school teacher, resides in West Virginia with her husband, Scott, and daughters, Nora and Emma.