Sunday, April 17, 2011

Time spent teaching is never lost

Considering the direction I am going I found this very inspiring.

I cannot imagine a day of my life without reading. This is why I studied literature in college. This is why I became a teacher: to share in grand conversations about books, to spread the joy, to initiate and welcome students into the fraternity, into what Frank Smith (1988) calls 'the club of clubs,' to travel with them into wondrously familiar or incredibly strange imaginative worlds.

Wilhelm, Jeffrey D. (1995). you gotta be the book: teaching engaged and reflective reading with adolescents, Teachers College Press, New York.

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