Teach Me How To Work And Keep Me Kind: The Possibilities Of Literature And Composition In An American High School (Volume 1)
Teach Me How to Work and Keep Me Kind: The Possibilities of Literature and Composition in an American High School (Volume 1)
Teach Me How to Work and Keep Me Kind offers the content of Ap English classes. This book intends to serve as a guide and encouragement to educators by showing what can be possible when a teacher enjoys the freedom to find their own voice. Poems, novels, short stories, essays, and plays become the means to have conversations with young people about love and life, peace and war, virtue and vice, joy and grief.
If you’ve ever wondered what it takes to get students to actually think, these volumes have your answer. How fortunate for us that Joe Riener has distilled decades of teaching experience into these wise and eminently practical volumes. (Daniel T. Willingham, professor, Department of Psychology, University of Virginia; frequent contributor to American Educator; author of Raising Kids Who Read, What Parents and Teachers Can Do and Why Don’t Students Like School, A Cognitive Scientist Answers Questions about How the Mind Works and What It Means for The Classroom)
Instead of presenting us with humdrum aims, objectives, strategies, and skills,...