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A Room for Learning: The Making of a School in Vermont
A Room for Learning: The Making of a School in Vermont by Tal Birdsey 0312547307 9780312547301
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A Room for Learning: The Making of a School in Vermont by Tal Birdsey

In this stirring account of a teacher and his twelve students tucked away in the mountains of Vermont, educator Tal Birdsey fervently documents the founding year of his small junior high school with wit and humility. Part memoir, part meditation on the power of art and poetry, and part criticism of standardized education,A Room for Learningevokes a spirit of change, allowing adolescents a hand in their education. With no set curricu lum and limited resources, the students delve deep into the poetry of Auden and Bukowski, the music of Coltrane, the emo tional landscape of Elie WeiselsNight. Isolated from mainstream culture and constantly on the brink of apathy, this diverse group of kids created a liter ary community that celebrated learning, and demon strated how a classroom can be place of transformative power.

Author: Tal Birdsey

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 304

Publisher: St. Martins Press

Publication Date: 2009-09-29

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ISBN: 0312547307


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