I absolutely loved Teacher Talk. I found the tapes original and inspirational.
I usually design my own exercises when preparing study plans for my teacher pre-service classes, but when Teacher Talk came along, I was thrilled. Here were the exact teaching methods and exercises I had always used.
In Teacher Talk, there are perfect examples of activities that are both fun and relevant. These activities lend themselves to interdisciplinary use, merging literature, science and mathematics.
Like Kay, I believe that all kids are gifted or can be. I share with her the need for high expectations of our students. I identify with the method of teaching she employs, especially the importance of finding connections with and examples of math and science in the real world. If I have a complaint about Teacher Talk, it’s that there should be more of them!
V.J. School of Education, University of Alaska