Teaching by Heart: The Foxfire Interviews (Paperback)

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My book covers a number of interviews I conducted with nationally and internationally known teachers discussing their teaching practices, along with a closing chapter connecting ideas and pedagogy. All ran in The Active Learner, a journal Foxfire published and I edited for several years.

— From Sara Hatton's favorite books


Some of the most prominent educators of our time, including Robert Coles, Vivian Paley, Ted Sizer, Maxine Greene, Alfie Kohn, Parker Palmer, Ira Shor, and Donald Graves reveal their personal stories and offer valuable insights in this one-of-a-kind collection. In up-close and personal interviews, they share memorable learning experiences; discuss how they overcame obstacles and feelings of isolation to teach in a learner-centered, active classroom; and much more.

Personifying what it means to be a teacher, this wonderful collection:

  • Brings together powerful stories that will inspire teachers to examine their own actions and assumptions about their teaching practices.
  • Helps teachers to identify with renowned educators who continuously struggle to improve their craft.
  • Features rich examples of the rewards of taking time to reflect on teaching and learning, and the value we can make of our experiences.

About the Author

Sara Day Hatton has worked as a writer, editor, communications specialist, adult education teacher, and newspaper reporter. Foxfire is a not-for-profit, educational, and literary organization based in Rabun County, Georgia.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780807745380
ISBN-10: 0807745383
Publisher: Teachers College Press
Publication Date: January 1st, 2005
Pages: 145
Language: English

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