Very few living educators have earned their own anthology. Herb Kohl just did.
After more than 40 years of teaching and more than 40 published books, Herb Kohl’s remarkable canon was recently honored in “The Herb Kohl Reader: Awaking the Heart of Teaching.”
A recipient of the National Book Award and the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, Herbert Kohl was a founder and the first director of the Teachers & Writers Collaborative in New York City
Mr. Kohl received a Bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Harvard University; a Master’s degree in special education from Teacher’s College, Columbia University; and was a Henry Fellow at Oxford in philosophy. He began his teaching career in Harlem in 1962. In his distinguished career, he has taught every grade from kindergarten through college.
Kohl served as the Eugene Lang Visiting Professor for Social Change at Swarthmore College during the 2005-06 academic year. Prior to that, Kohl was the director of the Institute for Social Justice and Education in the University of San Francisco’s School of Education. He has also worked as a Senior Fellow at the Open Society Institute
Kohl is the Editor for the important Classics in Progressive Education book series and his recent book, Painting Chinese: A Lifelong Teacher Gains the Wisdom of Youth, is the perfect complement to Constructing Modern Knowledge.
Veteran educator Gary Stager, Ph.D. is co-author of Invent To Learn — Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom, publisher at Constructing Modern Knowledge Press, and the founder of the Constructing Modern Knowledge summer institute. He led professional development in the world’s first 1:1 laptop schools thirty years ago and designed one of the oldest online graduate school programs. Gary is also the curator of The Seymour Papert archives at DailyPapert.com. Learn more about Gary here.