An inspiring handbook, enthusiastically embraced by teachers; with a new chapter
Every teacher can be a passionate teacher-one who engages young people in the excitement of learning and ideas-if teaching is not undermined by the ways we "do business" in schools. "The Passionate Teacher" draws on voices, stories, and successes of teachers in urban, suburban, and rural classrooms to help you become, and remain, a passionate teacher despite the obstacles. This edition includes a new chapter for teachers beginning their careers.
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.
."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