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Reading & Booksigning with Jeremiah Conway - Author of The Alchemy of Teaching.

Reading & Booksigning with Jeremiah Conway - Author of The Alchemy of Teaching.

Event Date and Time: 
Thursday, March 21, 2013, 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: 
USM Portland bookstore
Contact Name: 
Kelly
Contact Phone: 
(207) 780-4072
Contact Email: 
bkelly@usm.maine.edu

Reading & Booksigning with Jeremiah Conway
- Author of The Alchemy of Teaching.

The Alchemy of Teaching
The Alchemy of Teaching takes readers into the messy, wondrous struggle for human change that occurs in classrooms. Written by long-time college professor Jeremiah Conway, the book contains teaching stories in which he reflects on the insights he and his students have gained from each other.
Through engaging narrative, he illuminates the transformative effects of education on the “student from hell” who argues with him constantly, a
student diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, and a talented student who is just going through the motions, among others.
This book is for teachers at all levels who are hungry to be reminded that teaching is a privilege and lives are at stake in it, students who want an education that is more than job training, and all who are concerned with the educator’s role in developing the whole person.

Jeremiah Conway is a professor of philosophy at the University of Southern Maine. He has received the university’s Outstanding Teaching Award several times, as well as other prestigious awards. He has written over 40 published articles on philosophy, teaching, and his interactions with students. He lives in Portland, Maine

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