We Don't Need Another Hero

We Don't Need Another Hero

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In his latest book, bestselling author Gregory Michie critiques high-stakes schooling and provides a powerful alternative vision of teaching as a humanistic enterprise, students as multidimensional beings, and schools as spaces where young people can imagine and become, not just qachieveq. Drawing on his experiences over the past two decades as a classroom teacher, community volumteer, researcher, and teacher educator in Chicago's public schools, Michie offers compelling accounts of teaching and learning in urban America. Mindful of the complex realities educators face, he portrays urban schools as they really are: sites of struggle, hope, and possibility. At a time when others relentlessly trumpet a competitive, data-driven, corporatized notion of education, the essays in We Don't Need Another Hero challenge the dominant images of failing urban schools and bad teachers. Like Michie's now classic Holler If You Hear Me , this book give much-needed hope to new and seasoned teachers alike. It is also an important resource for school administrators, policymakers, parents, and anyone who wants to better understand what is really happening in American Schools.... Bob Peterson, a 5th-grade teacher in Milwaukee and one of Rethinking Schoolsa#39; founding editors, recounts a teachable moment that began with a lesson about the American Revolution.24 During the lesson, Peterson explained to his classanbsp;...

Title:We Don't Need Another Hero
Author: Gregory Michie
Publisher:Teachers College Press - 2012

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