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Product Details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Abrams; 1st edition (April 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0810989980
  • ISBN-13: 978-0810989986
  • Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 1 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #58,392 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

The Third Teacher is a collaboration between OWP/P Architects, VS Furtniture, and Bruce Mau Design. OWP/P Architects has offices in Chicago and Phoenix and has worked with more than 150 school clients to support their educational vision. VS Furniture is a 110-year-old manufacturer of educational furnishings based in Germany. Bruce Mau Design is a business and cultural design studio with offices in Toronto and Chicago.

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This is a great book to soak in.
JoyDub - elementary teacher
A good collaborative book to help teachers and designers work together to creat better environments for students.
comarine1371
Unlike many books, The Third Teacher offers real-life, implementable examples rather than "good ideas."
DCoop

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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful By JoyDub - elementary teacher on November 18, 2010
Format: Paperback
This is a great book to soak in. After flipping through it in the bookstore, I immediately bought it and spent the weekend forming ideas for my classroom and wishing government, the powers that be, dictating educational practices would do the same.

This comment is directed at Martin Rayala's review. His comments that educators are only concerned with numbers, yada, yada, miss the point of the world's educational value, sadden, or rather - sicken, me. He goes on to say that teachers complain, and that designers don't - they just solve problems. Pompous anyone? Teachers have less and less creative control in the classroom, due to government's mandates; common curriculum, rote instruction, subject timelines / schedules and various programs. If teachers were allowed to use their professional skills, trainings and experiences, both in and out of the classroom, yes, we would be producing lovers of learning, of life and happy individuals with inquisitive minds, all of which procure academically strong students. Federal and state mandates prevent us from doing so. It seems that all on the OUTSIDE of education are the ones concerned with test scores. Teachers know the true meaning of standardized scores and their rather small and invalid assessment of students as a whole. Kids are dropping out, losing interests and opportunities to find out what might inspire them. Get the education coaches, those that have never taught!, out of the classrooms, lay off with the data this and data that, and let us do what we know how to do - inspire the desire to learn, which is THE key. All else follows, including scoring well on a fill in the bubble test.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By DCoop on November 12, 2010
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The book itself has a captivating, web-type presentation that keeps you wanting to read more. Unlike many books, The Third Teacher offers real-life, implementable examples rather than "good ideas." If you want to create a 21st century learning environment that not only engages your students but also the community, you need to buy this book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on December 24, 2013
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I bought this book for my education methods class before student teaching. I love the layout of the book, very attractive layout! Easier to read, since the text is not in the typical textbook format. The only problem with this book is the binding. The pages started falling out before I was through the first chapter. I took the book to Staples, and they spiral bound it for about $6.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ian Reves on September 25, 2010
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As is characteristic of titles designed + published by Bruce Mao and the likes, this book is quite well executed and enjoyable to read. Attention to design really does make the world better. However, more than a pretty book, within are snap-shots of the state of education as we currently know it. From case studies to statistics to thought provoking concepts, it deals out open-ended ideas in a constant, unending stream. Recommended for designers, architects, interior designers, educators and anyone involved with or interested in how we educate.
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By Thomas Roseum on June 6, 2014
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This book has some Great ideas! I can hardly wait to implement some of them. I'm glad I purchased it.
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A totally readable resource for stimulating thinking about teaching and learning iniltiple settings - a must for all educators today
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The Third Teacher is an outstanding stand-alone work that is a complimentary and supplementary source to ABUNDANCE.It is a positive look in the present to address both education and educational facilities of the FUTURE. A unique example for integration of the whole!!
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I bought this book for a final paper I had to do and let me tell you it was the best money I had spend all semester. GOOD BOOK. GOOD INFORMATION. AWESOME VISUALS. This book has from top to bottom DESIGN written all over it. From the lettering to the images everything is awesome and interesting. love it :)
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