Faces of Learning: 50 Powerful Stories of Defining Moments in Education

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Sam Chaltain
Wiley, Jan 19, 2011 - Education - 120 pages
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Inspirational stories of engaging, real-life educational experiences

Everyone 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 learned 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 Americans
Readers can visit the companion website www.facesoflearning.net to share their own stories of educational success and find out what else they can do.

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About the author (2011)

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.

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