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Teaching with Intention: Defining Beliefs, Aligning Practice, Taking Action

Author: Debbie Miller

Availability: In Stock

Code: SHP5145

ISBN: 9781760015145

No of Pages: 150

Publish date: 03/09/2015


Effective, intentional teaching begins with a strong set of
beliefs, but even the best teachers – including Debbie Miller – struggle to
make sure that their classroom practice consistently reflects their core
convictions. In Teaching with Intention,
Debbie shares her process of defining beliefs, aligning practice and taking
action to ensure that children are the true beneficiaries of her teaching. As
Peter Johnson writes, “Through this book we have Debbie’s teaching mind on
loan. She engages us in the details of a teaching life from inside her mind,
showing the thinking behind her teaching and the consequences of her actions.”

While Debbie’s previous book, Reading with Meaning, chronicled a
year in her own classroom, Teaching with
brings us into classrooms of teachers and children she has met
over the last five years in her work as a literacy consultant. From setting up
the classroom environment to the intentional use of language, from
comprehension instructions to lesson design, Debbie is explicit about what she
does and why. At the same time, she encourages teachers to develop their own
belief statements concerning teaching and learning, and includes key questions
to guide them in this important process.

In an environment where the handing down of scripted programs and
“foolproof” curricula is increasingly the norm, Teaching with Intention offers
a compelling reminder that truly transformative teaching is built from the
ground up, and is rebuilt every year, by every teacher, in every classroom,
with every new group of students.