The Best Teacher in the World


Whether you are just beginning your journey as a teacher or have been molding young minds for many years, be encouraged and refreshed as you read the pages of this gift book designed especially for you. You are the best!

Read More Show Less
... See more details below
$11.04 price
(Save 7%)$11.99 List Price
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (13) from $1.99   
  • New (3) from $6.38   
  • Used (10) from $1.99   
The Best Teacher in the World

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 7.0
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 10.1
  • NOOK HD Tablet
  • NOOK HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK eReaders
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$9.99 price


Whether you are just beginning your journey as a teacher or have been molding young minds for many years, be encouraged and refreshed as you read the pages of this gift book designed especially for you. You are the best!

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416542094
  • Publisher: Howard Books
  • Publication date: 7/10/2007
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 7.70 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Howard Books publishes adult trade fiction and non-fiction books. Our goal is to inspire readers one word at a time. With a reach into both the Christian and general markets, we are the primary imprint at Simon & Schuster for faith-based books. Howard is also home to numerous bestselling authors including Karen Kingsbury, Debbie Macomber, Dave Ramsey, Frank Peretti, Brad Paisley, and more.

Read More Show Less

Read an Excerpt


By Carrie Younce

Unlike some in his profession, my sixth-grade English teacher — Mr. Duncan — seemed to realize that the true blessing of being a teacher is in the opportunity to help shape a human soul.

Since I attended nine schools in twelve years, it seemed as if I was always the "new kid." After turning in one particularly lengthy poetry assignment, Mr. Duncan asked me to stay after class.

"This is very good," he said. "And very sad. Why are you so sad?"

When I complained that I just didn't fit in, Mr. Duncan folded his hands on his desk and said, "Look at my fingers. They all have a place. They all fit. That's the way God made it. You also have a place. The adventure is in finding it."

"Is the poem really good?" I asked. "I mean, I want to be really good like Stephen King or Shakespeare."

"Why do you want to be like someone else? You are capable of so much more than that. Just be yourself; be spectacular."

He encouraged me to push toward the edge. "There are no boundaries set for excellence," he proclaimed. "There are only guidelines that, if followed, will yield much good fruit." In this, he taught me that I could do whatever I wanted to do — that the power to become whatever I was called to be already lay within me.

I was fertile ground for the seeds of acceptance that he planted in me.

Mr. Duncan not only believed in me, but he also constantly affirmed that the Greater One in me was doing the work through me.

"All good things come from God. You're the receiver of a gift. Don't try to take too much credit."

I developed appreciation for the grace of God within that simple truth.

When Mr. Duncan passed away three years after I left his class, more than four hundred people attended his funeral. Past students and their parents, fellow teachers, and neighbors all came to mourn and pay respect to the man whom we called teacher, mentor, and friend.

One of the poems read by the pastor at his memorial was mine. It was a simple free verse, speaking of how a drop of water falling onto the surface of a pond makes many ripples. The pastor closed by saying, "This one man has affected the lives of everyone here. Like in this poem, he was one drop that fell to earth and landed here in this pond, right where he belonged. He rose up here and took his proper place, so that we all might grow."

My poem, the one he had called good but sad, was added to the testimony of his legacy. I guess, in the end, God made teachers of us both.

The Best Teacher in the World © 2007 by Dave Bordon & Associates, LLC

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Introduction     7
You're the Best Teacher in the World Because...
You Encourage Me When I Need It     9
You Help Me See Things from a New Perspective     21
You Make Learning Fun     35
You Are Patient and Understanding     47
You Care About Me     61
You Take the Time to Listen     75
You Are a Good Influence in My Life     87
You Bring Out the Best in Me     99
You Inspire Me to Achieve My Dreams     113
Notes     128
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)