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Blackboard - A Personal History of the Classroom

Lewis Buzbee

Lewis Buzbee looks back over a lifetime of experiences in schools and classrooms, from kindergarten to college and beyond. He offers fascinating histories of the key ideas informing educational practice over the centuries, which have shaped everything from class size to the layout of desks and chairs. Buzbee deftly weaves his own biography into this overview, approaching his subject as a student, a father, and a teacher. He credits his success to the well-funded California public school system and bemoans the terrible price that state is paying as a result of funding being cut from today's budgets. For Buzbee, the blackboard is a precious window into the wider world, which we ignore at our peril.

Lewis Buzbee looks back over a lifetime of experiences in schools and classrooms, from kindergarten to college and beyond. He offers fascinating histories of the key ideas informing educational practice over the centuries, which have shaped everything from class size to the layout of desks and chairs. Buzbee deftly weaves his own biography into this overview, approaching his subject as a student, a father, and a teacher. He credits his success to the well-funded California public school system and bemoans the terrible price that state is paying as a result of funding being cut from today's budgets. For Buzbee, the blackboard is a precious window into the wider world, which we ignore at our peril.
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Lewis Buzbee looks back over a lifetime of experiences in schools and classrooms, from kindergarten to college and beyond. He offers fascinating histories of the key ideas informing educational practice over the centuries, which have shaped everything from class size to the layout of desks and chairs. Buzbee deftly weaves his own biography into this overview, approaching his subject as a student, a father, and a teacher. He credits his success to the well-funded California public school system and bemoans the terrible price that state is paying as a result of funding being cut from today's budgets. For Buzbee, the blackboard is a precious window into the wider world, which we ignore at our peril.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Mike Chamberlain

Length:

5h 55m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:32


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:47


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

09:03


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:17


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:45


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:12


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:00


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:07


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:59


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:49


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:52


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:01


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:01


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

02:33


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:30


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:53


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

02:39


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:56


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:37


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:25


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:24


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

02:40


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:29


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

02:47


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:59


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:02


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:28


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:47


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:01


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:05


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:43


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:57


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:42


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:50


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:08


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:07


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:57


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:56


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:21


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:44


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:36


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:24


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:35


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:23


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:56


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:56


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:51


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:59


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:51


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:49


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:54


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:41


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:17


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:45


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:44


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:22


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:05


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

03:33


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:22


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:39


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:06


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

03:46


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:18


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:07


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:00


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:58


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

06:02


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:26


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:07


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:50


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:38


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

00:34