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Iím the Teacher, Youíre the Student: A Semester in the University Classroom


reviewed by Maria Cardelle-Elawar ó 2005

coverTitle: Iím the Teacher, Youíre the Student: A Semester in the University Classroom
Author(s): Patrick Allitt
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia
ISBN: 0812218876, Pages: 244, Year: 2004
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I’m the Teacher, You’re the Student presents Patrick Allitt’s diary entries through a year of university teaching. His descriptions are so vivid and the book so filled with anecdotes that it makes you feel as if you were in his classroom with him. No matter what subject you might teach, Allitt’s narrative will enable you to reflect upon your own teaching and engage in the story of the learners in his classroom. Allitt leads us slowly through the developmental process of understanding the complexity of teaching as we grow professionally. He is a reflective thinker, and by presenting day-to-day class activities, he shows the challenge of the developmental process of his students. Allitt’s approach exemplifies the employment of metacognitive knowledge to inform teaching through his use of self-regulatory strategies that transform his lessons into a coaching and relevant contemporary teaching experience. Allitt’s keen insights enable the reader to witness the many... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 107 Number 11, 2005, p. 2460-2462
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 11801, Date Accessed: 4/26/2017 2:04:30 AM

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  • Maria Cardelle-Elawar
    Arizona State University
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    MARIA CARDELLE-ELAWAR is a professor of educational psychology in Arizona State Universityís College of Teacher Education and Leadership. Her research focus is on teacher effectiveness, metacognitive instruction, and self-regulatory teaching and learning.
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