Urban Teaching in America: Theory, Research, and Practice in K-12 Classrooms is a brief yet comprehensive overview of urban teaching. Undergraduate and graduate students who are new to the urban context will develop a deeper understanding of the urban teaching environment and the challenges and opportunities they can expect to face while teaching in it. The authors have combined the work of urban education theorists, researchers, and practitioners to demonstrate that urban students bring many resources to their learning environment and can often serve as educators to the teachers themselves. Readers will feel prepared to challenge, rather than maintain, the status quo after reading this book.

Creating Positive Learning Environments

Creating positive learning environments

Vignette: Positive Learning Environments in Action

Ms. Reiss and Ms. Stephenson walk between students’ desks, offering helpful advice and encouraging words to their geometry students. Above the door is a sign describing the mission of the classroom: Teach People, Not Content. The two educators here appear to live by that motto, and during their lesson on special quadrilaterals, students are learning content but also being treated as whole people. The teachers are passionate, and students are immediately responsive. Hands are in the air; students are vying to answer the teachers’ carefully worded and analytical questions. Who knew that the many properties of trapezoids and rhombuses could be so engaging?

This is a group of students who, in the eyes of ...

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