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Exit Narratives: Reflections of Four Retired Teachers

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Exit Narratives examines what constitutes good teaching and engaged learning and how to use this knowledge to support teachers in their efforts to create learning environments that encourage academic mastery and nourish students as social beings. The authors explore a range of issues: why they became teachers, their first years of teaching, what worked for them, the microp ...more
Paperback, 151 pages
Published June 14th 2010 by University Press of America
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Kerfe
Full disclosure: I know all these teachers; my children attended PS 145 and were in their classes or knew them. Also, I was a reader of the unedited version. So I'm not exactly unbiased.

I still don't like the title--the book isn't only about leaving teaching, it's about the entire teaching process, starting with the decision to become a teacher. And the cover is very unappealing; ideally it should show children in a classroom setting. I know Mr. Wamba, who organized the book, intended it to be a
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Caroline
I approached this book expecting just the titles--reflections of four retired teachers (all of whom I am familiar with). However, it is much more than that. I learned quite a lot about teaching and working with children from this book, all of which made perfect sense. Also, I learned quite a lot about the Board/Department of Education, the changes it went through, and how much Bloomberg and Klein ruined it. This last part happened when I was very young and couldn't understand exactly what was go ...more
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