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What makes a great teacher great? Who are the professors students remember long after graduation? This book, the conclusion of a fifteen-year study, offers valuable answers for all educators. The short answer is--it's not what teachers do, it's what they understand. Lesson plans and lectur...

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Main Author: Bain, Ken (Author)
Corporate Author: JSTOR books.
Format: Online Book
Language:English
Published: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2004.
Series:Professional development collection.
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Access:Online version
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Summary:What makes a great teacher great? Who are the professors students remember long after graduation? This book, the conclusion of a fifteen-year study, offers valuable answers for all educators. The short answer is--it's not what teachers do, it's what they understand. Lesson plans and lecture notes matter less than the special way teachers comprehend the subject and value human learning. Whether historians or physicists, in El Paso or St. Paul, the best teachers know their subjects inside and out--but they also know how to engage and challenge students and to provoke impassioned responses. Most of all, they believe in two things: that teaching matters, and that students can learn. Bain describes examples of ingenuity and compassion, of students' discoveries of new ideas and the depth of their own potential. This book is a source of insight and inspiration for first-year teachers and seasoned educators.--From publisher's description.
Physical Description:1 online resource (207 pages).
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-200) and index.
ISBN:9780674065543
0674065549
Access:Electronic access restricted to Villanova University patrons.