The Discipline of Hope: Learning from a Lifetime of Teaching

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New Press
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5.5 X 8.22 X 0.92 inches | 0.88 pounds

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About the Author
Herbert Kohl is a celebrated writer, teacher, and advocate. He is the author of more than forty books, including " I Won t Learn from You: And Other Thoughts on Creative Maladjustment," "Should We Burn Babar?: Essays on Children s Literature and the Power of Stories," "The Discipline of Hope: Learning from a Lifetime of Teaching," "Stupidity and Tears: Teaching and Learning in Troubled Times," "She Would Not Be Moved: How We Tell the Story of Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott," and "The Herb Kohl Reader: Awakening the Heart of Teaching" (all published by The New Press), as well as the bestselling classic "36 Children." He is a co-author, with Judith Kohl, of "The View from the Oak: The Private Worlds of Other Creatures" and a co-editor, with Tom Oppenheim, of "The Muses Go to School: Inspiring Stories About the Importance of Arts in Education," both published by The New Press. A recipient of a National Book Award and a Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, he was the founder and first director of the Teachers and Writers Collaborative in New York City, has served as a senior fellow at the Open Society Institute, and established the PEN West Center. In 2010, Kohl was named a Guggenheim Fellow in education. He lives in Point Arena, California.
"A book that will recharge a teacher's batteries." —Kirkus Reviews

"A compelling mix of theory and autobiography. . . of interest to anyone who sends a child to school." —Booklist

"A wonderful book for teachers and for everyone who cares about children." —Marian Wright Edelman

"An inspiring account of nearly four decades as a public school teacher and reformer." —San Francisco Chronicle