Bob Fecho, a professor in the College of Education’s language and literacy education department, has published Teaching for the Students: Habits of Heart, Mind and Practice in the Engaged Classroom.
The new book guides teachers with creative, dialogue-based methods that appeal to students.
Fecho explores diagnostic teaching and provides a framework to help teachers develop the necessary focuses, perceptions and intellectual habits that will result in continuous, stimulating dialogue with their practice.
Fecho uses his real-life experiences from teaching adolescents and pre-service teachers to guide and offer thought experiments and tools to help educators examine their own teaching. Also, it helps educators visualize the mechanics of creating a classroom built on dialogue, inquiry and critique. The book also addresses the goals, concerns and questions that teacher education students often bring to class.