Capturing the Spark... teachers draw on a wide variety of instructional strategies that help students learn.
Capturing the Spark... schools thrive as caring communities, meeting the needs of the whole child.
Capturing the Spark... teachers are role models, engaged in inquiry along with their students.
Capturing the Spark... schools inspire students to find their passion, and strive for excellence.
Throughout California, there are inspirational teachers – wise, creative, insightful and dedicated educators always focused on improving their ability to help kids learn and grow. Capturing the Spark introduces readers to dozens of these teachers from a wide variety of schools all over the state, revealing what it takes to ignite – and sustain – inspired teaching and thriving schools.
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“Save the obituaries -- the teaching profession lives on. While much maligned and constrained, teachers still manage to find the spark within themselves and share it with their students, as David Cohen reveals in this chronicle of the 21st century California classroom. An uplifting read!”
Co-Founder, Network for Public Education
Author, The Educator and the Oligarch: A Teacher Challenges the Gates Foundation