Teaching in the Time of Dogs
By Todd Goodson
Summary: This parable-like account of a classroom incident makes clear that it’s the students that bring “the uncertainty that is the beauty and the challenge of teaching.” “We will,” writes
Goodson, “only improve schools and schooling by taking the students and their
worlds and their cultures as our starting point.” Goodson’s article, published in
2004, was the 2005 winner of the Association of Educational
Publishers Distinguished Achievement Award.