WASSERMANN, Selma




Author Tags: Education

Selma Wassermann is Professor Emerita in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University. She is author of eight textbooks in the field of education, dozens of journal articles, chapters, cases, and a developer of multi-media courses on CD-ROM for high school and university level students. She lives in a loft in downtown Vancouver with husband and cat. As a grandmother in West Vancouver who looked for ways to stay close to her two grandsons who lived 400 miles away, she wrote The Long Distance Grandmother (Hartley & Marks, 1988). Born in Brooklyn on July 25, 1929, Selma Wassermann arrived in B.C. and Canada in July of 1966. As an educator, she received an Excellence in Teaching award from Simon Fraser University.

BOOKS:

Teaching for Thinking: Theory, Strategies and Applications to the Classroom (New York. Teachers College Press, 1986) - co-author

The Long Distance Grandmother (Hartley & Marks, 1988, 3rd edition 1990, 4th edition 2001).

Serious Players (New York. Teachers College Press, 1990).

Getting Down to Cases (N.Y. Teachers College Press, 1993).

Introduction to Case Method Teaching: A Guide to the Galaxy (N.Y. Teachers College Press, 1994).

Teaching Elementary Science: Who's Afraid of Spiders (N.Y. Teachers College Press, 1996).

This Teaching Life: How I Taught Myself to Teach (New York: Teachers College Press, 2004).

[BCBW 2005] "Education"