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The Passionate Teacher: A Practical Guide (2nd Edition) Paperback – October 13, 2001

ISBN-13: 978-0807031438 ISBN-10: 0807031437 Edition: 2nd

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 328 pages
  • Publisher: Beacon Press; 2nd edition (October 13, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0807031437
  • ISBN-13: 978-0807031438
  • Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 6.5 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #19,383 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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."A deeply felt meditation on the vital role of passion in good teaching . . . stuffed with . . . samples, stories, interviews with good teachers, lists of things to try. . . . Fried writes about education with passionate, engrossing pragmatism. As a teacher, perhaps the highest compliment that I can pay this book is that I'm planning right now to try out some of its suggestions." --Anthony Rotundo, The Washington Post

"Convinces us of the value of passion by actually taking us into classrooms where teachers dissolve student disinterest not with 'tricks' but rather with an authentic commitment to what and who they are teaching." --Teacher Magazine

"A superb book, better than any other of its kind." --Seymour Sarason, author of Teaching as a Performing Art

"My ideal of a 'how-to' book." --From the foreword by Deborah Meier, author of The Power of Their Ideas

"The best blend of theory and practice I've found. My colleagues and I use it in workshops for new and veteran teachers, and as a cornerstone of a new master's program. The new chapter is an exciting addition to an already great book." --Randy Wisehart, high school teacher and college instructor, Earlham College

"A marvelous book. I'd like to put a half dozen copies in my teachers' lounge!" -- Lawrence Bickford, math and computer science teacher, Hopkinton School, Contoocook, New Hampshire

About the Author

Robert Fried is author of The Passionate Learner and associate professor of education at Northeastern University. He works with teachers in schools around the country, and lives in Concord, New Hampshire.

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49 of 51 people found the following review helpful By Lisa Haase on October 26, 1999
Format: Paperback
Robert Fried has designed a how-to book that articulates what passion in education is. This topic has been lost in a black hole somewhere because most often teachers are so busy that they do not have time to reflect on what worked and what did not work in their lesson plans. The Passionate Teacher demonstrates that we need to be more than just passionate about our field of study - we need to build a "stance" about students and learning. Fried clearly illustrates that the quality of a teacher's believing and behaving - what he calls "stance" - is what makes passionate teaching possible. Often times we find that the fear of humiliation keeps students from sharing their most innovative, controversial ideas, resulting in a lack of energy and enthusiasm in the classroom. Throughout this book, Fried offers real life personal stories and ideas about how he and other teachers have put their passions to work. After reading this book, one can picture the effects of passion in the classroom. Fried reminds us that what we think is important for students to learn in order to be successful in life, may not always be what our students will feel they need. He urges educators to build on knowledge that students already have and to start bringing their interests into the classroom. In the The Passionate Teacher, Fried explores the question, "Where do teachers hit the wall in their struggle to become or remain enthusiastic about their profession?" He offers strategies for getting out of the "game" and onto something better. To change the "game" teachers need to start seriously listening to their students and find out what is getting in the way of the kind of learning that they, like all of us, are naturally supposed to seek out and respond to.Read more ›
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 21, 2000
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I recieved this book anonymusly by mail, and curiously dipped into it. Surprisingly I was captivated from the start. This is a book of soulful ideas made to mix the minds of our youth. It inspired me to redesign my entire year planning, and the impact has been tremendous. I bought 3 more and sent them to some peers of mine.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Ms. Alice on September 21, 2004
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This book will give you permission and practical support to be the best teacher you can be, even if that is completely different from the teacher down the hall...

I used this book over the summer like an instruction manual to build a course, and I have already been very pleased with the results I see in my classroom! Fried shows you how to think about what you are teaching and why you want to teach it, working step by step, and building up slowly from a solid theoretical foundation.

This is a hopeful book, full of excitement about the possibilities of teaching and based on the idea that you can design your courses so that students will rise to the challenge and perform at their best.

I have not read a better book written for teachers about teaching. I wish I had read this before my first year, so I could have applied the method right from the start.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 5, 1997
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The Passionate Teacher- Robert Fried.

Robert Fried has identified and grasped that creative, emotional spark that all good teachers have experienced when they really connect with their classes and the curriculum. The beauty of the book is that it articulates what passion in education is. There has been a black- hole around this topic because teachers are often so busy that they don't have time to reflect on what made particular lessons a `buzz' and researchers tend to avoid messy subjects like `passion'.

While fulfilling a major step forward in identifying the characteristics of `passion', in a practical sense Fried offers strategies and snapshots to reignite that passion in the classroom. Oh, and just a reminder- passion is not a solitary condition, it needs more than one person- it's not something that teachers alone experience!

This is the most useful and inspiring book on education that I've read for a very long time.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 25, 1999
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I am a college student majoring in early childhood education and I read this book for my Education 2000 class. I found the book very interesting, it gave me a lot of ideas about teaching methods. I will be able to use this book for further references. The book gave a lot of examples of different teachers and how they teach their passions. I think every teacher should read this book. If the passion for teaching is not there already, it will be after one reads this book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 15, 1999
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I am an education major and found this book useful not only for current teachers, but also for the future ones who won't be in the classroom for awhile. Fried has taken personal stories and ideas and explained how the teacher's passion and stance, made every classroom situation a learning experience for the students. He brings up every subject about teaching from grading to planning a course to the game of school. This book can be summed up as a great "how to" book on teaching. If you, like me, or sort of unsure if teaching is the profession you want to go into, this book will convince you to go for it!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 23, 1999
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I am a college student currently majoring in Education. This book has a way of making you want to run out the door and get started teaching immediately! It is full of excellent suggestions and stories that inspire you to help kids learn. The author gives wonderful ideas on how to keep the students interested and how to keep yourself interested,too. I will definetly keep it handy for ideas on how to keep my teaching fun!
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