Stories From the Heart

Stories From the Heart

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Stories from the Heart is for, by, and about prospective and practicing teachers understanding themselves as curious and literate beings, making connections with colleagues, and researching their own literacy and the literacy lives of their students. It demonstrates the power and importance of story in our own lives as literate individuals. Readers are encouraged to: tell, write, or re-create the stories of their literacy lives in order to understand how they learn and teach; begin the journey into writing the stories of others' literacy lives; find support in their researching endeavors; and examine the idea of framing stories by using the work of other teachers and researchers.CLOSING THOUGHTS ON SHORT STORIES The short stories I write and tell inevitably become part of the text and context of my ... first-grade teacher reflecting in her journal about life in her classroom, wrote, a€œI want my classroom to be a safe place to think. ... They have come to find that narrative expression is valuable; life is a story we live and one we can periodically stop and retell and analyze.

Title:Stories From the Heart
Author:Richard J. Meyer
Publisher:Routledge - 2013-10-18


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