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Teaching Stories: An Anthology on the Power of Learning and Literature

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In this remarkable anthology, some of the world’s greatest writers provide a master class on the transformative power of learning and literature. Culled from a course developed by Pulitzer Prize—winning author Robert Coles for the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Teaching Stories is an invaluable collection in which novelists, essayists, and poets “render school life ...more
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Published December 18th 2007 by Modern Library (first published August 31st 2004)
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Terry
Honestly, I sort of picked up this book by accident. It is an anthology of short fiction (and a handful of poems) about teaching, sometimes told from the students' point of view--but generally about what it is to be a teacher, to educate. The stories were the texts for a graduate-level education class at Harvard, and as such...it's a tiny bit smug. There are many lovely, lovely stories, and it actually would make a nice gift for someone entering the teaching profession (especially someone who is ...more
Gabriela Francisco
Because teaching and learning is so intimately connected to every facet of human existence, this book is going to resonate deeply with everyone (not just teachers). I particularly loved the last sentence, "The great good teacher is happy and one with himself, and he wants us to be the same. He will die with a smile on his face."
Robert
Selection of stories was good. Coles should have given the reader an introduction to the selections that point the reader to why the selection was included in the anthology.
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Child psychiatrist, author, Harvard professor.

Robert Coles is a professor of psychiatry and medical humanities at the Harvard Medical School, a research psychiatrist for the Harvard University Health Services, and the James Agee Professor of Social Ethics at Harvard College.
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