The Excitement of Teaching is a revised adaptation of a lecture given by William Lyon Phelps to Yale University, first published in 1931. In this edition, Phelps outlines his passionate views on teaching as an exciting adventure for young minds based on the idea that literature sits at the heart of knowledge.
William Lyon Phelps was an American author, scholar and critic. He was the first scholar to teach a university course on the modern novel at Yale, which became increasingly popular due to his engaging teaching manner. In the book, Phelps uses literature as the background for the argument and illustrates that teaching is essentially an art, expressing many of his observations throughout the chapters.
Chapters in this volume include:
- Literature as a Revelation of Life
- Five Pillars of Education
- Teaching Students to Study
- The Exciting Quest for Ideals
- The Most Thrilling of Professions
Republished by Read & Co. Books, The Excitement of Teaching is a timeless and engaging read for any current teachers looking to expand their techniques or those interested in embarking on a career in teaching.