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To Teach: The Journey of a Teacher Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

Bill Ayers
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Topics for Discussion

Why does Ayers think teaching is such a challenge?

What elements of New Left political philosophy do you see in Ayers educational ideology? Give two examples.

What does Ayers mean when he tells teachers to "see the student"? Give an example from the text.

Give two examples of what Ayers means when he suggests that teachers should create environments for learning.

What does it mean to "liberate" the curriculum? What is Ayers's concept of curriculum and how does he conceive of the traditional conception of curriculum?

What is Ayers's criticism of standardized testing? What are two of his preferred methods of tracking student progress?

Why does Ayers think teaching is mysterious?

In Ayers's view, what are some current challengers that teachers face?

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