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Tuned In and Fired Up: How Teaching Can Inspire Real Learning in the Classroom


reviewed by Mary Lynn Collins — 2004

coverTitle: Tuned In and Fired Up: How Teaching Can Inspire Real Learning in the Classroom
Author(s): Sam M. Intrator
Publisher: Yale University Press, New Haven
ISBN: 0300100221, Pages: 170, Year: 2003
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Sam M. Intrator’s Tuned In and Fired Up is a powerful and well-documented book. Intrator was willing to complete a study that many higher education researchers say they would like to do, but in truth, given the opportunity, most would turn it down. He visited a high school English class daily for one year to collect his data and develop his insights. This 170-page book provides both inspiration and practical applications for pre-service and in-service teachers, administrators, and higher education faculty who are involved in the preparation of teachers. It needs to be read at least three times. First, the reader will be eager to read each chapter to see what is happening in Room 36. The next reading should be slower so one can reflect on each chapter in relation to one’s own teaching, and the third reading can be to select for adaptation and implementation the teaching strategies and activities that inspired the students to greater self reflection and... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 106 Number 5, 2004, p. 1011-1015
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 11243, Date Accessed: 10/19/2017 1:34:12 AM

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  • Mary Collins
    Nova Southeastern University
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    MARY LYNN COLLINS is a Professor in the Fischler Graduate School of Education, Nova Southeastern University. Her research interests include teacher behaviors that influence student learning particularly teacher enthusiasm. For her study on teacher enthusiasm she was awarded the outstanding research award from the Association of Teacher Educators. She is working on a follow-up publication on this research originally published in the Journal of Teacher Education. Her most recent publication, "Becoming an Effective Teacher of Reading," was part of an online course funded by the Florida DOE. She is also involved in establishing Professional Development Schools with the local school districts in South Florida.
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