Is there a place for the stories of teach for us beyond chronologically organized blogs? Are they important enough to collect, edit and publish? Is there something to learn here?
I realized that I have a lot of freedom to take the courses I choose in graduate school because I finished my requirements.
I’m wondering about taking creative non-fiction from the English department. I read research articles frequently and find them exceptionally helpful in understanding student thinking. I know that teachers are rarely, if ever, exposed to these articles, even in teacher prep programs.
I know other teachers love reading teach for us blogs and get insight and encouragement from these pages.
Has anyone else thought that we need the Teach for Us book? Do you think our stories are relevant to the education discussion?
To what extent can teachers learn from narrative accounts of instruction? Does insight need to be packed in hard to access academic writing?
Obviously experience is the best teacher-but I know that so many people want to learn the summer before they start teaching and get new insights as they go. Besides your own classroom where have you learned the most?