With a New Chapter for First-Year Teachers
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. An inspiring handbook, enthusiastically embraced by teachers.
“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.