Endless material is available to teachers and teacher educators on topics related to the techniques of teaching, but very little connects the theories of education and the challenges of daily teaching practice in the classroom. Educators are often wondering, What are the basics of teaching? and How do teachers transform the techniques of teaching and federal mandates into positive relationships children? . Here, the author helps readers understand the connection between our perceptions and the potential for teachers and children to learn within a pedagogical relationship. Anne Hill provides classroom stories, insights offered by teachers and children, and the discourses of philosophy, literature, and educational theory. Teachers' actions, interactions, and words are interpreted as expressions of professional and personal kwledge, a kwledge that is formed through their daily relationships with children, parents, and curriculum. For all teachers and teacher educators.
Anne Hill is an instructor in the department of Elementary Education, at the University of Alberta and adjunct faculty at St. Stephen's College at the University of Alberta. She is retired from the Edmonton Public School Board, Alberta, Canada.