Faces of Learning 50 Powerful Stories of Defining Moments in Education

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2011-02-22
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass

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Inspirational stories of engaging, real-life educational experiencesEveryone has a personal learning story, a time when they became actively engaged in their own education. Maybe it was an especially challenging teacher, or a uniquely supportive environment, or a collaborative classroom. In Faces of Learning, both well-known public figures, such as Arne Duncan and Al Franken, and ordinary Americans recall the moments when they truly learning something. Includes stories from people of all different backgrounds and from all over the country The stories are grouped into categories by theme like "relevant" and "experiential" to help reveal the common characteristics of what works in education Each chapter ends with five things you can do to improve your own learning, that of your students, and of all AmericansReaders can visit the companion website www.rethinklearningnow.com to share their own stories of educational success and find out what else they can do.

Author Biography

Sam Chaltain (www.samchaltain.com) is a Washington DC-based writer, educator, and strategic consultant. Sam has also been a classroom teacher; the national director of the Forum for Education and Democracy, an education advocacy organization devoted to restoring the public purpose of public education; and the founding director of the Five Freedoms Project, a national program that helps K-12 principals create more democratic learning communities. He is the author and coauthor of several books, including American Schools: The Art of Creating a Democratic Learning Community.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Jenna Fournel (Alexandria, Virginia)p. 6
Mark Rockeymoore (Montreal, Quebec)p. 8
Jan Resseger (Cleveland, Ohio)p. 10
Gloria Ladson-Billings (Madison, Wisconsin)p. 12
Loretta Goodwin (Washington, D.C.)p. 14
Bruce Deitrick Price (Virginia Beach, Virginia)p. 16
Arne Duncan (Washington, D.C.)p. 17
Angela Valenzuela (Austin, Texas)p. 19
Carl Glickman (Athens, Georgia)p. 21
Andrew Margon (Brooklyn, New York)p. 23
Challenging: Five Things You Can Dop. 24
Renee Moore (Cleveland, Mississippi)p. 30
Amy Estersohn (Chicago, Illinois)p. 32
Maritza Brito (Brick, New Jersey)p. 34
Kevin McCann (Halifax, Nova Scotia)p. 36
Margaret Owens (Palo Alto, California)p. 38
Larry Myatt (Boston, Massachusetts)p. 40
John Goodlad (Seattle, Washington)p. 42
Sitembiso Ncube Maduma (San Bernardino, California)p. 44
Elijah Cummings (Baltimore, Maryland)p. 46
Jill Vialet (Oakland, California)p. 48
Engaging: Five Things You Can Dop. 51
Al Franken (Washington, D.C.)p. 56
Jenifer Fox (Austin, Texas)p. 58
Michelle Durange (Littlestown, Pennsylvania)p. 60
Zainab Ali (Los Angeles, California)p. 62
Susan Oliver (Waterford, Virginia)p. 64
Gary Cohen (Wayzata, Minnesota)p. 66
Chantale Soekhoe (Brooklyn, New York)p. 68
Emily Gasoi (Washington, D.C.)p. 70
Cassandra Carland (Keene, New Hampshire)p. 73
Carrie A. Rogers (Rancho Cucamonga, California)p. 75
Supportive: Five Things You Can Dop. 77
R. Dwayne Betts (Washington, D.C.)p. 82
Robert McLaughlin (Concord, New Hampshire)p. 84
Deborah Meier (Hillsdale, New York)p. 86
Jamal Fields (Livermore, California)p. 88
Jenerra Williams (Boston, Massachusetts)p. 90
Patrick Ip (Chicago, Illinois)p. 92
Gerima A. Johnson (Detroit, Michigan)p. 94
Anonymousp. 96
Ahniwake Rose (Washington, D.C.)p. 97
James Comer (New Haven, Connecticut)p. 98
Relevant: Five Things You Can Dop. 100
Joel Elliott (Limpopo Province, South Africa)p. 106
Terry Pickeral (Bellingham, Washington)p. 109
Elizabeth Rogers (South Portland, Maine)p. 111
Steve Moore (Kansas City, Missouri)p. 112
Jill Davidson (Providence, Rhode Island)p. 115
Rachel Barnes (Chatham, Massachusetts)p. 117
Stedman Graham (Chicago, Illinois)p. 119
Stephen Vick (Chicago, Illinois)p. 121
Liz Lerman (Baltimore, Maryland)p. 123
Maya Soetoro-Ng (Honolulu, Hawaii)p. 125
Experiential: Five Things You Can Dop. 128
Epilogue George Wood
Ted Sizer (Harvard, Massachusetts)p. 133
About the Editorp. 135
About the Campaignp. 137
Acknowledgmentsp. 149
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