Each chapter includes photographs, sidebars and fascinating facts about these groundbreaking women: Maria Montessori, founder of the Montessori method of self-directed learning Helen Keller and Annie Sullivan, Helen's "miracle worker" Christa McAuliffe, high school teacher who died in the space shuttle Challenger disaster Dorval Onesime, a Native Metis educator in the early 1900s from Saskatchewan Denise Fruchter, a special education teacher with tourettes syndrome from Toronto Malalai Joya, campaigning for girlsÕ education in Afghanistan‰Û¬Erin Gurswell, founder of Freedom Writers USA Raden Ayu Kartini, campaigned for the education of women in Indonesia Marva Collins, African American teacher dedicated to improving schools in US cities
About the author
Helen Wolfe has been a teacher for more than thirty years. Her students have ranged from kindergarten to grade twelve. In her career, she has focused on teaching English, ESL, Special Education, and History. For more than twenty years she has been working with adults, many of whom speak English as a second language. Helen lives with her family in Toronto.
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