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Starting from Scratch: One Classroom Builds Its Own Curriculum

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While the professional literature is glutted with theories on educational reform, our children remain starved for authentic learning that grows out of their unique, original classroom experiences. Award winning teacher Steven Levy attributes this disparity to the lack of clear examples illustrating the kind of thinking and planning that results in powerful learning. The vo ...more
Paperback, 206 pages
Published April 16th 1996 by Heinemann Educational Books
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Terry Michaels
Sep 02, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone interested in education
Recommended to Terry by: found it in the UofA library
This book thrilled my heart to read. It was about a teacher who loved learning. He took whatever was happening in his classroom and turned it into experiential learning. He adapted required curriculum to what was happening in his classroom. He knew that not just memorizing all the facts and scoring high on tests would instill in his students a love of learning and caring for their fellow man and earth. This book is inspiring.
I could read it again and again.
Kirsten Rowell
May 03, 2010 rated it really liked it
If you are interested in teaching or want to be amazed, you must read this book. Levy is incredibly inspiring, and shows how he literally built a constructivist and cooperative learning environment in which any kid would love to be a part of. I was blown away with what he undertook.
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A teacher starts the year with an empty classroom, an idea, and a bunch of fourth graders. Very interesting concepts for connecting students to their education and engaging them.
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Jun 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
Fascinating read. Levy is definitely a special and one of a kind educator.
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