Thirteen teachers join with renowned educator Eleanor Duckworth in this engaging account of a year long project in which they learned from each other to become better teachers. Here, teachers talk with one another about their students: "Kevin is by far the brightest student in the class. Not only does he refuse to do any work, he attempts to disrupt other people and gain attention." Here, too, they share stories about themselves, like Elissa, who chose to tell her class that she is diagnosed with a life-threatening disease. This book will enrich everyone's understanding of what it means to be a teacher.