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Vivian Paley presents a moving personal account of her experiences teaching kindergarten in an integrated school within a predominantly white, middle-class neighborhood. In a new preface, she reflects on the way that even simple terminology can convey unintended meanings and show a speaker's blind spots. She also vividly describes what her readers have taught her over the Vivian Paley presents a moving personal account of her experiences teaching kindergarten in an integrated school within a predominantly white, middle-class neighborhood.
She also vividly describes what her readers have taught her over the years about herself as a "white teacher. Get A Copy. PaperbackSecond Editionpages. More Details Original Title. Other Editions 5. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
To ask other readers questions about White Teacherplease sign up. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of White Teacher. Oct 09, Becca rated it it was amazing Shelves: education. I'm not totally sure Slingshot Dakota - Break I fall on practitioner research just yet, but this book is a strong argument in its favor.
Paley's systematic recording of experiences and impressions, not to mention her openness in addressing issues of race and class that confound most attempts at productive dialogue, make this worth the read. Jul 13, Kate rated it did not like it. I had to read this during my undergrad. The name says it all. This lady wants some sort of award for teaching students with a different skin color as her.
Insert sarcastic slow Teacher White - Jah Walton / Sound Track All Stars - Teacher White / Teachers Rock here View 1 comment. Jan 08, Amy rated it it was ok Recommends it for: Teachers.
Shelves: educationcollegeearlys. Paley's honest account of coming to terms with colorblindness take the form of highly readable anecdotes.
While the text is greatly outdated few of us could image telling a young, black child in our class "my, I love how soft your afro feels" the struggles and honest observations of Paley's early years as a teacher are a great urging for us to "talk about what we value," as teachers.
As a product of the "colorblind" generation who was taught Baby Im A Want You - Bread And David Gates - The Collection to speak about color this book was a great Paley's honest account of coming to terms with colorblindness take the form of highly readable anecdotes. As a product of the "colorblind" generation who was taught not to speak about color this book was a great awakening for me.
Nov 04, Gayle rated it really liked it Shelves: kindergartenclassroom-managementafro-americans-education-elementar. If this book taught me anything it was that I am not born to be a teacher! This account of the author's experience teaching kindergarten in a school with a diverse population was more like a primer in how to handle a classroom of kindergarteners.
But it was also about her experiences as a Jewish woman working in a world of racial awareness and her own growth in recognizing her hesitancy in dealing with certain issues.
It was interesting to read of her responses to classroom situations; my own If this book taught me anything it was that I am not born to be a teacher! It was interesting to read of her responses to classroom situations; my own would often have been much different. I'm unsure how I feel about her approaches but it did make interesting reading. Oct 14, Christina rated it liked it. It's interesting to think about these interactions in little Teacher White - Jah Walton / Sound Track All Stars - Teacher White / Teachers Rock . These actions are not so blunt in high school students.
Nov 20, Annie rated it it was amazing. I can't believe I hadn't read it until now. Mar 23, Jordan Parker added it. Great book to read if you are going into the teaching field over all just a good read. Dec 10, Maggie Mattmiller rated it it was ok. There were a couple of ideas I got from this book, and definitely some things to think about.
I'm glad I read this one, and I might tell some people a thing or two I got out of it, but I'm not sure if I would recommend it.
I'd tell them about it, and let them make their own decision for sure. I didn't love that in the beginning There were a couple of ideas I got from this book, and definitely some things to think about. I didn't love that in the beginning I feel like Various - Rtest Riddim were a variety of children and topics covered, and then the second half or two thirds all seemed about the same group of kids.
I felt like either cover a year with one class and one group, or focus on a number of different groups. Again, a bit outdated, but I am glad I read it. Or I enjoyed parts of it anyway. Jun 09, Joseph Mccaleb rated it it was amazing. I've been a huge Vivian Paley fan for years with Wally's Stories and then about six others.
Perhaps I thought her first book, White Teacher, wouldn't be as strong. Boy, was I wrong. Once again, the power of her insight and her almost brutal honesty knock me over. It's a kind of Miss Marple effect: a kindergarten teacher offers profound insights for educators at all levels.
And with Paley's deft writing, those little kids probe the edge of consciousness; together they lead a revolution for social I've been a huge Vivian Paley fan for years with Wally's Stories and then about six others. And with Paley's deft writing, those little kids probe the edge of consciousness; together they lead a revolution for social justice!
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A mildly interesting read about one educator's experiences with race in the classroom. The book might have flowed better if the vignettes didn't seem so separated and the author didn't waver between discussing cultural issues in the classroom and the importance of play in kindergarten. I might recommend this one to those in the teaching profession interested in reflecting upon race issues in classrooms, but be forewarned that Мама-Америка (DJ Glabasha Radio Remix) - Винтаж - Анечка is not the best bookat least it was a quick read!
Jan 26, Elizabeth rated it really liked it. I am getting ready to start this book. We are reading it in one of my education courses. We will see how it goes!
In the end I really enjoyed reading this. I think it is a great book for all teachers to read. Her honest account of labeling her students because of their race really helps to see the importance of treating all of your students equally.
I think that it is a great book to help understand how to create a safe and comfortable environment for all students. Mar 21, Lauren Hanning rated it really liked it. This book gave a lot of play-by-play which happened in Paley's kindergarten classes during a time where desegregation was Lean On Me - Daryl Coley & Beloved - Oh, The Lamb. It gives a lot of good examples of how students interact with each other and Billie Holiday With Ray Ellis And His Orchestra - Last Recording little insight on how to not lump students together.
I didn't think it was the most amazing read, but it was great to read about some racial questions which arise in the classroom in order to be prepared myself for my own challenges I will face as a classroom teacher. Aug 29, Julie Ricenbaw rated it really liked it. I think this is a great read for any teacher.
The writing style is more of a documentary and a self-reflection of a white kindergarten teacher, Vivian Paley. Vivian walks you through her experiences with multicultural differences within her classroom.
The book challenges the way you think and helps you discover some of you own prejudices.