Publication Date: March 13, 2012
The extremes of experience and the limits of reality. This is a formula for which one can approach teaching teens.
Often, our best planned efforts in the classroom fail to capture the students enthusiasm, and thusly, fail to capture the students’ engagement.
We’ve all been there. What can be done to improve student engagement?
Dr. Kieran Egan suggests we focus on what is common to all teens: heroes and heroines, and from this vantage point, allow teens the possibility to become comfortable with their own need to find out the answer to a fundamental question: Who is my hero, who has qualities that I would like to emulate.
This book is an experiential account of just such an effort with three teens, descriptive in nature, and thus beneficial from a practical viewpoint, while addressing the theoretical issues from the beginning…