2022 CCCC Outstanding Book Award, Edited Collection
“An essential text on the shelf of any two-year college English faculty or those who train them.”
—Sonja Andrus, University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College
"This text should be on every two-year English teacher's bookshelf.”
“[Sixteen Teachers Teaching] effectively encourages reading and writing instructors to integrate scholarship, pedagogy, and service in the quest to educate students and build stronger and more democratic communities.”
“The directness with which topics are discussed renders Sixteen Teachers Teaching an exceptionally accessible resource for two-year college writing instructors (and writing instructors generally) looking to improve their craft for an ever-diversifying student body.”
—National Council of Teachers of English
“Readable and sourced from varied perspectives, this book is interesting and informative, reflective of varied aspects of the life of community colleges.”
—Teachers College Record
Sixteen Teachers Teaching is a warmly personal, full-access tour into the classrooms and teaching practices of sixteen distinguished two-year college English professors. Approximately half of all basic writing and first-year composition classes are now taught at two-year colleges, so the perspectives of English faculty who teach at these institutions are particularly valuable for our profession. This book shows us how a group of acclaimed teachers put together their classes, design reading and writing assignments, and theorize their work as writing instructors.
All of these teachers have spent their careers teaching multiple sections of writing classes each semester or term, so this book presents readers with an impressive—and perhaps unprecedented—abundance of pedagogical expertise, teaching knowledge, and classroom experience. Sixteen Teachers Teaching is a book filled with joyfulness, wisdom, and pragmatic advice. It has been designed to be a source of inspiration for high school and college English teachers as they go about their daily work in the classroom.
Contributors: Peter Adams, Jeff Andelora, Helane Adams Androne, Taiyon J. Coleman, Renee DeLong, Kathleen Sheerin DeVore, Jamey Gallagher, Shannon Gibney, Joanne Baird Giordano, Brett Griffiths, Holly Hassel, Darin Jensen, Jeff Klausman, Michael C. Kuhne, Hope Parisi, and Howard Tinberg