Elephant in the Classroom

Elephant in the Classroom

Tracing the Complexity of Teaching by Exploring 13 Competencies and Practices

Andrew Maxey


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Elephant in the Classroom is an exploration of the vast complexity of teaching as it is described by research and experienced by teachers. The reality of a job so vital to the proper functioning of a society should not be as mysterious as teaching continues to be. This book takes readers on a guided tour of 13 competencies and practices that are a critical part of teaching.


Andrew Maxey:

Andrew Maxey has been a professional educator since 1999, teaching and leading in a variety of school and district roles in three states. His passion for the profession motivated his original research seeking a concise answer to answer the question “what is teaching?” Elephant in the Classroom presents that research as an exploration of teaching.