To Teach: The Journey of a Teacher Setting & Symbolism

Bill Ayers
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Chicago

The Illinois city where Ayers spent most of his professional life.

The Classroom

The classroom is not merely a room but a dynamic learning laboratory in Ayers's view.

The Public School

The public school can be a place of great learning and growth or its opposite, depending on the ideas and methods of those who teach there.

Hyde Park

To this day, Ayers and Dohrn live in Hyde Park, Chicago.

Diversity

Ayers believes very strongly that humans have natural creative propensities that express themselves differently in development.

Individuality

Ayers defends the development of the individual, arguing that current educational practice prevent individuality from surfacing.

Standardized Tests

Ayers criticizes standardized tests for failing to track real progress in learning that matters.

Projects and Portfolios

Ayers prefers the use of projects and portfolios when teaching students rather than tests.

Curriculum

Curriculum is often seen as a passive set of...

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