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“For those of you pondering the uestion of whether to teach or not this book will help you figure out whether teaching is for you For those of you already in the classroom it can inspire you to remember why you chose to teach in the first place” —From the Foreword bySonia Nieto Professor Emerita University of Massachusetts Amherst and author ofWhy We TeachandWhat Keeps Teachers Going?“To Teachprovides a wealth of tips lessons approaches and ways to think about thinking But it also provides a sense of the calling to teach That is why we need today books like this one to remind us of why teaching matters” —From the Afterword byMike Rose UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information StudiesTo Teachis the now classic story of one teacher’s odyssey into the ethical and intellectual heart of teaching For almost two decades it has inspired teachers across the country to follow their own path face their own challenges and become the teachers they long to be Since the second edition there have been dramatic shifts to the educational landscape the rise and fall of NCLB major federal intervention in education the Seattle and Louisville Supreme Court decisions the unprecedented involvement of philanthropic organizations and big city mayors in school reform the financial crisis and much This newThird Editionis essential reading amidst today’s public policy debates and school reform initiatives that stress the importance of “good teaching”To help bring this popular story to a new generation of teachers Teachers College Press is publishing an exciting companion volumeTo Teach The Journey in Comics In this graphic novel Ayers and talented young artist Ryan Alexander Tanner bring the celebrated memoir to life TheThird EditionofTo Teach paired with the new graphic novel offers a uniue teaching and learning experience that broadens and deepens our understanding of what teaching can be Together these resources will capture the imaginations of pre and in service teachers who are ready to follow their own Yellow Brick RoadsTheThird EditionofTo Teachoffers today’s teachers Inspiration to help them reconnect with their highest aspirations and hopes A practical guide to teaching as a moral practice An antidote to teaching as a linear connect the dots enterprise A study guide that is available on line at tcpresscom William Ayersis a school reform activist and Distinguished Professor and Senior University Scholar at the University of Illinois at ChicagoPraise for the Second Edition An imaginative elegant and inspiring book essential reading for anyone who believes that teachers can change lives—Michèle Foster Claremont Graduate University“To Teachis one of the few books about teaching that does not disappoint” —From the Foreword byGloria Ladson Billings University of Wisconsin–Madison“William Ayers creates a wise and beautiful account of what teaching is and might be


10 thoughts on “To Teach The Journey of a Teacher

  1. says:

    35 stars Good ideas but this guy is crazy look him up on Wikipedia I find it hard to get serious teaching tips from a guy who used to blow up government buildings and not entirely in touch with reality I appreciated the sentiment and do think that he gives some good advice on teaching However it's ultimately too optimistic to be all that useful in the real world even if it did at times get me to think of teaching in a new way


  2. says:

    I had to read this book and Ayers' book on lesson planning for class Just remember Ayers was an admitted home grown terrorist before he decided that the best most effective way to reshape the country was to do it through education


  3. says:

    Read for my Master's in teaching and curriculum Inspiring thought provoking and reaffirming


  4. says:

    This book was good I am glad my professor recommended it to me And it was very different from Diane Ravitch as promised but it had many of the same themes It also had very similar points from other books I had read about education Does this mean I've read most of what there is to read or that I'm stuck in a narrow circle of related books? Probably the latter I really thought this book would be of a story I thought I would get to know the author better But all I know about him is that he has a couple kids has taught in different schools and is a big supporter of experiential learning He also thinks schools should be democratic duh and that teachers should empower themselves Ok the book was very practical and at the same time unreachable Some of his suggestions were ones that I could see immediately implemented in a typical classroom oppressed by federal mandates But many of his suggestions like having a cooking area a crafts area some sort of imagination area are all impossible with the pressure teachers are under I doubt many of the teachers will be able to take his advice and forget about federal funding and enjoy teaching One of the things he talked about a lot were his children And it made me think about how much parenting is like teaching Yes I know many people have said that but this book really stuck out I think that's all I wanted to say about thatSo to sum it up disappointed this book was self help than story but had some valuable points Also some not valuable points Wouldn't recommend it to anyone starting this genre though It's on the dry side


  5. says:

    Very good Apparently the author is a controversial figure if you call being on the run for a decade because of domestic terrorism controversial but I knew none of that when I read the book It is sensitive uiet gentle and thoughtfulThe bees knees in teaching at the moment is inuiry learning students find uestions they care about the answer to and by researching analyzing and presenting the answers to their uestions they learn This motivates their reading writing social studies maths and More importantly says the author it respects the student Put yourself in a conventional classroom and you'd hate it forced to learn things you don't care about for reasons you don't know Ayers' sensitivity to the students is paramount and I was humbled by it I succeeded in conventional schools but have a son and father left cold by them My tendency when teaching is to be authority but Ayers' approach is harder but successful Understand value and engage the student and the learning can easily follow Why do I read about teaching when I'm not a teacher? I find that parenting and teaching books are great management books in disguise


  6. says:

    idealistic philosophy big picture but i agree with a lot of it it sparks my passion child centered explorationexperience based core values coming up with your goals before looking at state mandated curriculum etci know a book is good if i'm taking lots of notes tabbing lots of pages and coming up with lots of ideas on the way this book was all of thatbad cover 90's teacher's college at columbia


  7. says:

    This book was pretty darn refreshing and as a future teacher I appreciated the words of Mr Ayers and the passion displayed in the pages of this book There are definitely things I read that I will take into the classroom with me The only reason this did not get five stars is because I felt that there should have been of a balance between the idealized world of teaching and the realistic world of the classroom that awaits us all


  8. says:

    This book was assinged for my classmates and I for our Introduction to the Teaching Profession Class for the fall semester I thought that this book had alot of great information in it for anyone who is getting ready to go into the profession of teaching and who wants to learn about what happens or can be discovered in the profession Recommend giving this book a read for anyone thinking about becoming a teacher


  9. says:

    This book gives a really good perspective on teaching in general specifically teaching in a democratic society Whether or not you agree with Ayers' points it's a great book for any teacher to read whether you have one year of experience or twenty years of experience I really enjoyed it and I plan to read of Ayers' books


  10. says:

    In a country such as ours that is perennially focused on national control of education while simultaneously cutting funds anyone would be lucky to have a teacher so hellbent on the real education Ayers outlines here