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Rethinking Elementary Education collects the finest writing about elementary school life and learning from 25 years of Rethinking Schools magazine. The articles in this volume offer practical insights about how to integrate the teaching of content with a social justice lens, how to seek wisdom from students and their families, and how to navigate stifling tests and mandates. Teachers and parents...
This powerful collection from the groundbreaking Rethinking Schools magazine takes high-stakes standardized tests to task. Despite overwhelming evidence that the tests are invalid ways to measure teaching and learning—and continuing signs of their unjust effects on students and teachers—“reformers” and policymakers continue to force high-stakes tests into the public schools. Through articles that provide thoughtful and emotional critiques from the frontlines...
Teaching is a lifelong challenge, but the first few years in the classroom are typically a teacher’s hardest. Since The New Teacher Book first came out in 2004, it has sold over 50,000 copies and become an invaluable resource for new teachers entering the classroom. This expanded collection of writings and reflections—some by new teachers, others by veterans with decades of experience...

Authored By Linda Christensen

Teaching for Joy and Justice is the sequel to Linda Christensen's bestselling, Reading, Writing, and Rising Up. Christensen is recognized as one of the country's finest teachers. Through stories, Christensen demonstrates how she draws on students' lives and the world to teach poetry, essay, narrative, and critical literacy skills. Practical, inspirational, passionate: Teaching for Joy and Justice reveals what happens when...

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