Terrific Women Teachers

  • Pages:118
  • Publisher:Second Story Press
  • Themes:education, learning, teaching, educators, female teachers
  • Pub Date:04/15/2011
  • Age Groups:Nonfiction Ages 9-12
  • Lexile:1100L
  • Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient:N
Maria Montessori, founder the Montessori method of self-directed learning Helen Keller and Annie Sullivan, her "miracle worker", USA Christa McAuliffe, high school teacher who died in the space shuttle Challenger, USA Dorval Onesime, a Native Metis educator in the early 1900s from Saskatchewan, Canada Denise Fruchter, a special education teacher with tourettes syndrome from Toronto, Canada Malalai Joya, campaigning for girls’ education in Afghanistan Erin Gurswell, founder of Freedom Writers, USA Raden Ayu Kartini, campaigned for the education of women, Indonesia Friedl Dicker-Brandeis, taught art in Terezin Ghetto during WWII, Austria Marva Collins, African American teacher dedicated to improving schools in US cities, USA
Potential teachers, as well as any reader whose life has been touched by a teacher, will find inspiration in the success of these remarkable women, which has often taken place in the face of seemingly insurmountable obstacles.
– Centre for Children's and Young Adult Books
Every book in "The Women's Hall of Fame Series" is a treat for readers--especially female readers--in the intended age group as well as for those who have left their tweens and teens behind them. Not only are the books pleasing to the eye, but they also have substance.
– CM Magazine
Readers will be fascinated by Wolfe's stories of courage, perseverance and dedication to the cause of education. One particularly interesting feature of this book is the "black box" explanation of various challenging concepts such as: arranged marriages, ADHD, and domestic violence. Wolfe has managed to take a fresh approach to the series, The Women's Hall of Fame, by examining the teaching profession through the unique stories of ten fascinating women.
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