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The Resource American teacher : heroes in the classroom, Katrina Fried ; foreword by Parker J. Palmer

American teacher : heroes in the classroom, Katrina Fried ; foreword by Parker J. Palmer

Label
American teacher : heroes in the classroom
Title
American teacher
Title remainder
heroes in the classroom
Statement of responsibility
Katrina Fried ; foreword by Parker J. Palmer
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Celebrating educators, who go far above and beyond the call of duty, American Teacher shines a spotlight on one of the most underappreciated, undercompensated, yet critically important professions in the world. Over the course of two years, Katrina Fried has interviewed and written the stories of 50 extraordinary teachers from kindergarten through 12th grade, selected from public and charter schools across the United States. The result is a collection of inspiring and informative first person-narratives accompanied by heartfelt letters from students and captivating portraits taken by celebrated photographers from around the country such as Peter Feldstein, Roman Cho, Paul Natkin and Laura Straus. American Teacher introduces us to classroom heroes like Stephen Ritz of NYC's South Bronx, who uses sustainable agriculture as a tool to engage and inspire his neighborhood's most at-risk special-needs students; Rafe Esquith, a trail-blazing, multi-award-winning educator and author, who has spent 31 years teaching 5th grade from within the same four walls at Hobart Elementary School in Los Angeles; and Iowan Sarah Brown Wessling who's unique "learner-centered" approach to teaching high school English earned her the 2010 National Teacher of the Year award. These are our most unsung heroes, the men and women responsible for molding and preparing our children to meet the challenges of the 21st century. In the face of increasing class sizes, insufficient resources, and budget cuts, many of our teachers are dipping into their own pockets and personal time to bridge the gap for their students; they are finding innovative and engaging solutions to institutional problems and changing the outcome of countless lives in the process. Hear their stories, see their faces, and join us as we pay tribute to their passion and sacrifice"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fried, Katrina
Dewey number
371.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
LA2311
LC item number
.F75 2013
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Teachers
  • EDUCATION / Philosophy & Social Aspects
  • EDUCATION / Essays
  • PHOTOGRAPHY / Subjects & Themes / Portraits
Label
American teacher : heroes in the classroom, Katrina Fried ; foreword by Parker J. Palmer
Link
9781599621272.jpg
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
994965
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
223 pages
Isbn
9781599621272
Lccn
2013027335
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781599621272
  • (OCoLC)829988689
Label
American teacher : heroes in the classroom, Katrina Fried ; foreword by Parker J. Palmer
Link
9781599621272.jpg
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
994965
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
223 pages
Isbn
9781599621272
Lccn
2013027335
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781599621272
  • (OCoLC)829988689

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