Description : The personal and professional are woven together in this collection of scholarly narratives by teacher educators who share their early critical experiences and model teaching practices to support continued resistance and possibilities in teacher education. Representing myriad contexts where teacher education takes place, the range of scholars included represent diverse racial, gendered, linguistic, economic, and ethnic intersectional perspectives. Each chapter suggests practical tools and encourages readers to reflect on their own journeys of becoming transformational teacher educators. This book adds an important dimension to the field with a new and generative approach to the introduction of critical literacies and pedagogies, and offers a potentially powerful way to explore theory, methodology, and social issues. Readers will enjoy the compelling storytelling of these powerful and vulnerable memoirs.
Description : Explores how individuals' identity and personal practical knowledge are being formed, shifted or interrupted through moments in teacher education.
Description : Standards-based lessons help students learn and apply key reading strategies and also explore different themes commonly taught in middle school—such as Forging One’s Identity, Friendship, Making Choices, and the Pioneering Spirit. The engaging lessons provide teachers with ways to scaffold students before, during, and after reading, and show how to model the use of reading strategies. Purposeful small-group activities encourage discussion. Reproducible Think Sheets and a choice of authentic, performance-based tasks utilize students' critical-thinking skills. For use with Grades 5 & Up.