Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Other Sellers on Amazon
+ Free Shipping
In Praise of Our Teachers Hardcover – May 15, 2003
Wiley teaching & test prep sale
Save up to 40% on guides for teacher training and test prep for college admissions and beyond. Shop now
From Publishers Weekly
Some of America's leading intellectuals honor teachers who made a difference in this slim anthology. Spelman College professor Gaynes (Pushed Back to Strength: A Black Woman's Journey Home) has gathered numerous tributes and recollections to produce a stirring commentary on the forces that inhibit equitable education in this country, as well as a compilation of remarkable stories of individuals committed to overcoming those barriers. Excerpts from a wide range of luminaries such as James Earl Jones, Howard Zinn, Nikki Giovanni, Angela Davis and Maya Angelou demonstrate how one excellent teacher can dig through poverty, racism, ignorance or just plain timidity to turn a child into a star, because the "really great teachers have this kind of x-ray vision that allows them to look at a young person and see right into that important intersection of emotion and intellect and see how to harness that ...and bring it to fruition. That kind of x-ray vision can't be taught." This could be an inspiring addition to any educator's library.
Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc.
From the Inside Flap
Teachers have always made an indelible impression on their charges. In this new book, Gloria Wade Gayles has brought together a winning and touching collection of pieces about teachers and teaching, with inspiring and dramatic anecdotes woven in. Each story offers a new and unique perspective on some of our countrys most beloved teachers.
With pieces by legendary writers like Langston Hughes and Alice Walker, we see how a strong teacher can turn a nervous child into a world-renowned artist. Robin D. G. Kelley frames a short history of busing with a sweet story about having a crush on his third grade teacher. Mieko Kamii writes about the difficulties of being Asian in a predominantly white classroom, but credits a few great teachers with helping her love school. Marian Wright Edelman celebrates Howard Zinns teaching style, his insistence on exploration and questioning; and Zinn himself weighs in on the profession he has practiced for most of his life.
But we also hear from a diverse group of students: writers who were part of the first wave of integration in their school system and immigrants who learned to speak English and participate in American culture in their schools. We hear stories from Catholic schools, public schools, college classrooms, and more.
In this age of standardized testing, In Praise of Our Teachers is a wonderful reminder of the immeasurable influence that teachers will always have on their students.
Browse award-winning titles. See more
If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?