This practical volume addresses teachers' most immediate and constant wish to engage students in meaningful learning. Written by teachers affiliated with the National Writing Project, this engrossing collection presents examples of classroom-based community studies projects that showcase teachers' reflective practice in action, models for professional growth, collaborative staff development programs, and much more. It features: replicable projects emphasizing approaches to doing research and writing that are both engaging for students and academically rigorous; comprehensive curricular models for building energetic, public connections between the classroom and the larger community; chapters that connect the standards-based classroom work to teacher professional development and to emerging trends in American Studies and literacy instruction.DOING MY OWN RESEARCH FIRST When I first developed this curriculum, I lived and worked in Paulding County, a small rural community located in northwest Georgia. Paulding County does not have a ... Most of the citizens are either self-employed or drive into Atlanta for their jobs. Commutes are sometimes 50 milesanbsp;...
|Author||:||Sarah Robbins, Mimi Dyer|
|Publisher||:||Teachers College Press - 2005|