Notes on Teaching: A Short Guide to an Essential Skill

By Shellee Hendricks, Russell Reich
Notes on Teaching delivers utterly relevant guidance, lucid explanatory commentary, and helpful examples that will help anyone become a better teacher. Like its siblings in the Notes On series (Notes on Directing and Notes on Cooking), the book's clear, accessible, and practical insights into the art and craft of teaching invoke the spirit of Strunk & White's The Elements of Style and Sun Tsu's The Art of War, giving its audience the information they need in the way they want it: brief, efficient, direct. The notes are designed to provoke strong reactions--either in agreement or dissent--that will guide anyone who teaches to acknowledge, test, and debate their own beliefs. By turns provocative, funny, and unerringly blunt (#166 "Steer clear of the grumblers"), the authors understand that HOW the information is delivered is as valuable as the information itself. The book's afterword is by Taylor Mali, a teacher and one of the most well-known poets to have emerged from the poetry slam movement, famous for his poem, "What Teachers Make." Notes on Teaching is endorsed by: Wendy Kopp, Founder, Teach for America. Geoffrey Canada, President and CEO of Harlem Children's Zone. Michael Thompson, PhD., co-author of Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Lives of Boys and The Pressured Child. Jack Covert, Founder and President of 800CEOREAD and co-author of The 100 Best Business Books of All Time. Marc Tucker, President, National Center on Education and the Economy. Leon Botstein, President, Bard College. William Durden, President, Dickinson College and Former President of Sylvan Learning Systems.


NEWS & OPINION: The Possibility of Language

Posted August 10, 2011, 4:54 PM with category of Management & Workplace Culture
Today, Pulitzer Prize winner Philip Levine was named the new poet laureate of the United States. NPR's story on Levine describes his work this way: "Born in Detroit in 1928, Levine has used his poetry to examine blue-collar life, often embroidering everyday events with a sense of myth. " He has been described as the "Whitman of the industrial heartland" and commonly as 'the working man's poet'. Read more

STAFF PICKS: To Lead is to Teach

Posted July 11, 2011, 2:46 PM with category of Management & Workplace Culture
Back in January, we were sent a manuscript for a new book in the Notes On Series created by Russell Reich. Jack wrote a JCS on the first book in the series, Notes on Directing, and has been enthusiastically following Reich and his impressive accomplishments ever since. When Jack received this new manuscript for Notes on Teaching, written by Shellee Hendricks and Reich, he forwarded it on to me. Read more



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Publisher Not available
Publish date 07/01/2011
Pages 143
ISBN-13 9780972425544
ISBN-10 0972425543
Language English

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