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Letters from John Dewey Letters from Huck Finn By Barry Garelick,

  • Title: Letters from John Dewey Letters from Huck Finn
  • Author: Barry Garelick
  • ISBN: 9781494409470
  • Page: 156
  • Format: Paperback
  • Few refuges exist from the multicolored tomes posing as math textbooks No one is safe from this modern day invasion of the body snatchers And just like in the movie, those with the power to do something have already been taken over by the seed pods of education school dogma So writes Barry Garelick, using the name John Dewey in a set of letters that chronicles his jou Few refuges exist from the multicolored tomes posing as math textbooks No one is safe from this modern day invasion of the body snatchers And just like in the movie, those with the power to do something have already been taken over by the seed pods of education school dogma So writes Barry Garelick, using the name John Dewey in a set of letters that chronicles his journey through ed school as he pursues a second career as math teacher after retirement A few years later, he wrote a second set of letters using the name Huck Finn, this time describing his experiences as a student teacher and then a substitute teacher As Huck Finn he grapples with the ideological, political and cultural divide in math education In both collections, John Dewey and Huck Finn learn than they bargained for in ways that are both humorous and, ultimately, very human The letters from John Dewey originally appeared in the blog Edspresso The letters from Huck Finn with the exception of Chapter 10 originally appeared in the blog Out in Left Field, also in slightly different form The letters achieved a following of readers who expressed their agreements and disagreements quite candidly in comments on the respective blogs It became evident to many that the great divide in math education is quite real Facebook links for this book FB LJD LHF and FB2 WRP
    Letters from John Dewey Letters from Huck Finn Few refuges exist from the multicolored tomes posing as math textbooks No one is safe from this modern day invasion of the body snatchers And just like in the movie those with the power to do somethi

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    1. Letters from John Dewey Letters from Huck Finn A Look at Math Education from the Inside by Barry Garelick is an important read for all who are concerned about the state of education in the U.S Garelick, retired from the U.S Environmental Protection Agency, obtained his credential to teach secondary math in California and embarked on a second career several years ago The book is a collection of letters that he wrote previously published as blog posts, using the name John Dewey which chronicles hi [...]

    2. This one is getting 4 stars, but for the best possible reason.I just wanted More stories, entries, information I feel vaguely unsatisfied.To forestall complaints and justify my long winded review this book is written by a man who goes through teacher college, then becomes a student teacher and eventually a sub He is on the cusp of retiring, and has decided he will teach math He has what might be called an old fashioned theory of what good math instruction looks like and that isn t what he enc [...]

    3. Barry Garelick speaks much of what I d thought about math instruction, only with an up close and much math expert view Come for Garelick s crucial and incisive insights about math instruction Stay for the idea that such memoir ization and critique is what writing is FOR Required for teachers, plain and simple.

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