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Thomas R. Rosebrough & Ralph G. Leverett
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How can teachers meet the challenges of engaging and educating all students, from those who are gadget-toting and plugged-in to those who are language learners or economically distressed and everyone in between? How can you help students learn what they need to know when the world and all that’s in it is changing rapidly? Standards and high-stakes testing haven’t answered the call, but you can.
Transformational Teaching in the Information Age explores the power of placing students at the center of teaching and learning. The shift from simply teaching content to focusing on and teaching individual learners allows teachers to inspire students to be independent, imaginative, and responsible learners for life. These teachers are transforming education, lives, and opportunities for their students.
A transformational approach to teaching results in a high-quality education for today’s learners. Citing theory, research, practice, and their own experiences in teaching K–18 students, Tom Rosebrough and Ralph Leverett build a convincing case for the primacy of student–teacher relationships in productive classrooms. Knowing students well is critical to teaching to their needs.
Education cannot be just an effort to cover content, pass standardized tests, and achieve adequate yearly progress. To serve the next generation well, it must be about helping each student develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to live a uniquely satisfying life in the face of myriad changes.
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"I think this book should be required reading for teachers—both new and veteran. … Having this book in my toolbox definitely gives me the extra push to be a teacher of intention, in an often unintentional world."
—Jenni Miller, grade 6 language arts teacher, Penn Laird, Va.
This review first appeared on Middleweb.
TOM ROSENBROUGH is executive dean of the College of Education and Human Studies at Union University and professor of education in Jackson, Tennessee. He has taught at all levels, from elementary school through college, from undergraduate through doctoral education. Rosebrough has taught public school, state university students, and private university students.
RALPH LEVERETT serves as program director for the Master of Education program at Union University and university professor of special education in Jackson, Tennessee. He has taught public school, state university, and private university students. Leverett has served as a public school teacher in several areas of special education, primarily students with low-incidence impairments and learning disabilities.
teaching | whole child
questioning techniques | role of education | student engagement | student-teacher relationship | teacher motivation
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