Written by prominent scholars, the six books in this attractively boxed set present the most successful teacher practices from research, experience, and wisdom.The Teacher's Toolkit makes current research and theory accessible to educators in a conversational, practice-oriented style without diluting scholarly content. It is designed for educators who are eager to think more deeply, broadly, and practically about the practice of teaching.The authors inspire educators toward the joys of powerful teaching, encouraging the view that teaching is not only a technical act but a moral-political one as well.Substantive and succcinct, each book offers the key findings of research to help any educator participate more successfully in school practice. The books broaden readers' understandings of the landscape of contemporary education; offer vivid examples of successful education practice; inspire teachers to engage in meaningful causes beyond the classroom; and provide thoughtful, scholarly discussions of current educational topics. Textual features include chapter outlines, further readings, text boxes, inquiry exercises, focus points from research and classroom practice, key concepts, resource tools for educators, and cross-references to parallel discussions among the books in the series and to other scholarly literature.The Teacher s Toolkit includes the following full-length books: 1 "Teaching for Success: Developing Your Teacher Identity in Today s Classroom," by Brad Olsen2 "Teaching English Learners: Fostering Language and the Democratic Experience," by Kip Tellez3 "Teaching Without Bells: What We Can Learn from Powerful Practice in Small Schools," by Joey Feldman4 "Leading from the Inside Out: Expanded Roles for Teachers in Equitable Schools," by W. Norton Grubb and Lynda Tredway5 "Teaching Toward Democracy: Educators as Agents of Change," by William Ayers, Kevin Kumashiro, Erica Meiners, Therese Quinn, and David Stovall6 "Making a Difference: Developing Meaningful Careers in Education," by Karen Hunter Quartz, Brad Olsen, Lauren Anderson and Kimberly Barraza Lyons "
“Books about teaching seldom combine theory, research, practice, and inspiration, but that is precisely what The Teacher’s Toolkit series does. Seasoned educators and researches explore the profession of teaching through social justice and efficacy. University faculty, their students, and new teachers will cherish these books, while veteran teachers will develop new insights from them.”
—Sonia Nieto, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
“This series renders complex ideas not only intelligible, but also meaningful. The authors brilliantly weave together theory and research, vision, and vivid examples. Teacher-readers will find themselves respected as intellectuals, and empowered as leaders.”
—Christine Sleeter, California State University-Monterey Bay