To Know the Joy of Work Well Done
To Know the Joy of Work Well Done: Place-Based Learning and Sustaining School Communities. By James Lewicki.
Knowing the Joy of Work Well Done is an up-beat testament of joy and struggle, and of joy in struggle. Many teachers wonder how, given all- too-common threats, fears, and outright prohibitions, they might teach well under the ordinary conditions of schooling. Knowing the Joy of Work Well Done shows how. We do good work, Lewicki shows us, when we help connect kids and communities, and when we foster thoughtfulness and wonder in that connection. It will encourage fellow teachers that such connections exist at hand, and at every turn—most surprisingly, perhaps, in our own minds, and already.
Associate Professor, Ohio University
Director of the Appalachian Collaborative Center