In her feistily titled book, Elizabeth Green sets out to dispel the myth of the ‘natural-born teacher’. Teaching, Green argues, is a skill: and like any skill it can be taught and refined.
Green focuses on questions of how best to prepare teachers, and what should they know before they enter the classroom; how to get young minds to reason, conjecture, prove, and understand; and what are the keys to good discipline?
Drawing on new research from cognitive psychologists and education specialists, as well as classroom entrepreneurs, Green seeks to provide new ways for parents to judge what their children need in the classroom, and for teachers to gain a new insight into their profession – or craft – and how to excel at passing good teaching technique on.
Elizabeth Green is the co-founder and CEO of Chalkbeat, an online magazine that covers education issues in the USA.
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