A Cup of Comfort for Teachers: Heartwarming Stories of People Who Mentor, Motivate, and Inspire

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"It's the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge." —Albert Einstein

Every single day in countless classrooms all around the world, teachers inform young minds—and transform young lives. In this moving collection of true stories, you'll meet more than fifty remarkable people who've made a big difference in a struggling student's life—one hour, one lesson, one "good job!" at a time.

In today's challenging world, being a good teacher is harder...

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Overview

"It's the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge." —Albert Einstein

Every single day in countless classrooms all around the world, teachers inform young minds—and transform young lives. In this moving collection of true stories, you'll meet more than fifty remarkable people who've made a big difference in a struggling student's life—one hour, one lesson, one "good job!" at a time.

In today's challenging world, being a good teacher is harder than ever—and encouragement may sometimes be hard to come by. But this unforgettable celebration of the trials and triumphs of the world's toughest profession is sure to delight and inspire you. Whether you're a teacher on the front lines or a student grateful for the dedication, passion, and generosity of a favorite mentor, A Cup of Comfort for Teachers is just what the principal ordered.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781598696981
  • Publisher: Adams Media Corporation
  • Publication date: 9/1/2007
  • Series: Cup of Comfort Series
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Meet the Author

Colleen Sell has compiled twenty volumes of the Cup of Comfort book series. She has authored, ghostwritten, or edited more than a hundred books and published scores of magazine articles and essays. Colleen has served as editor-in-chief of two award-winning magazines, associate editor of a national business magazine, and home and garden columnist of a regional newsmagazine. She lives in Eugene, Oregon.

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Table of Contents

Introduction ix
Why I Teach 1
A Pair of Nothings 5
Guns and Roses 10
Clown School 16
Because It Matters 20
The Sound of One Door Opening 26
The First Day 32
Snapshots 38
What Teaching Justin Taught Me 44
Flight Dreams 51
What I Never Learned in Kindergarten 58
The Gift 64
Ant Bites 69
From Intro to Coda 73
Dial A for Effort 79
Pass It On 86
Grieving the F 91
A Lesson Learned 96
Lost and Found 103
Testing My Mettle 107
The Creative One 111
What This Teacher Understands 119
There's No Substitute 123
They Wanted to Teach 128
Grade School Lessons for a Lifetime 136
A Little Child Shall Lead Them 140
The Educated Dude 150
Champion of Children 159
In the Light of a Master 164
Show-and-Tell 169
Lizard Boy 176
The Beauty Beneath 181
Field Trip 190
A Spoonful of Sugar 195
The Power of One 203
I Speak, You Speak, We All Speak English ... Eventually 209
A Matter of Trust 215
Last Day 220
Moment of Truth 228
The Other Two Chairs 232
Extra Credit 240
I Can't Read 249
The Joy of Learning 254
Mama Mentor 262
Innocence and the Divine 269
Piranha Class 274
Walk Softly, Children Working 278
Truth and Consequence 284
Back to My Future 292
The Broken Heart 297
Last One Out 302
Tell Your Story in the Next Cup of Comfort! 307
Contributors 309
About the Editor 321
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