""Bill Smoot has accomplished something quite extraordinary: he has interviewed master teachers from all walks of life and prodded them to reveal one secret after another. In so doing, he has opened a new door for all educators to improve their work with students....A must-read book for any teacher, regardless of the context in which you work. Highly recommended!"---Grant P. Wiggins, President, Authentic Education and co-author of Understanding by Design" ""Interesting, thought-provoking, and funny interviews with great teachers of every style and subject area....A fascinating book to read and reread."---Todd Whitaker, author of What Great Teachers Do Differently" ""Rich with passion, knowledge, and story, this engaging collection of interviews not only illustrates ways teachers become great; it conveys the energy and care they bring to their calling."---Sydney Lewis, oral historian and author (with Studs Terkel) of Touch and Go" ""A lifetime achievement....An inspiring work of art."---Susan Hoffman, Director, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, University of California, Berkeley" ""A wonderful lesson from the heart about teaching, faith, humanity, and passion."---Bodie Brizendine, Head, The Spence School, New York City" ""A labor of loving care and deep attention. A great gift for teachers and students everywhere and for the learning and hope which sustains us."---Naomi Shihab Nye, poet, writer, and educator" ""Within these pages is a vast treasure of teaching wisdom....A deeply thoughtful and inspiring book."---Robert Kunzman, author of Write These Laws on Your Children: Inside the World of Conservative Christian Homeschooling"--BOOK JACKET.