Answering the Call to Teach: A Novel Approach to Effective Classroom Instruction makes the case that effective teaching begins with people who have a sincere calling to teach. The book discusses how children respond more creatively to teachers who have a calling. These teachers are more passionate, more interested in going that "extra" mile for children, and who, by design, encourage other children with the gift to teach to carry the torch. There is more to teaching than purely translating academic concepts to children. Teaching is a vocation. The book creates a framework by which training institutions can use so that our children are getting the best teachers. This is the most effective method in the classroom - the right teacher.
Charlese E. Brown, is a New Orleans native and graduate of Xavier University of Louisiana. She has been a classroom instructor for over 20 years.
Introduction Chapter 1: Changing our national educational attitude toward a more vocational point of view Chapter 2: Steering teaching toward a more equitable environment Chapter 3: Teaching with the gift to teach Chapter 4: Pursuing a vocation Chapter 5: Marketing the vocation of teaching Chapter 6: Bridging the gap in education Chapter 7: Achieving equality Chapter 8: Testing teachers Chapter 9: Becoming your call Chapter 10: Recruiting and retaining the best teachers Chapter 11: Making the Choice and Sticking to it Conclusion Answered the call - made a difference Index Appendix