Beyond the Blackboard: Formerly Known as Nobody Don't Love Nobody

Beyond the Blackboard: Formerly Known as Nobody Don't Love Nobody

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by Stacey Bess
     
 

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ISBN-13:
9780615473093
Publisher:
NDLN
Publication date:
04/04/2011
Pages:
226
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Beyond the Blackboard: Formerly Known as Nobody Don't Love Nobody 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Want to Go Back to School? “At 12:30, with the door closed, I faced my class.” From the very first bell, Stacey Bess swallows you into her classroom, at the School With No Name, and carries you along this daunting, but rewarding adventure she has taken on as being a teacher. As Stacie’s first teaching gig at a homeless refugee shelter, , she’s in over her head. Starting with her tail between her legs, it’s an inspiring read to listen to her journey to break the stereotype of the homeless, overcome her fears of not being at the perfect red school house, and watch how all her students touch her heart, like Alex who gave up his teddy bear that helped him through a time of abuse, to try and comfort Stacie while she was going through chemotherapy. The way Stacie Bess writes the novel, you feel as if you’re sitting in a desk at the School With No Name, watching her teach, living this ride with her. You feel everything she feels, and these students that walk in and out of the shelter touch you as if you know them personally. Stacie shares her personal challenges and accomplishments, and also illustrates stories of the tragedies that occur in the shelter like Alex who was neglected while locked in a cellar for a months period, and how certain students struggle, or strive in their environment. She engulfs you in her hardships, but inspires you with the love and compassion she shows the students. As an inspiring teacher, this was a phenomenal read, which I highly recommend to anyone willing to have a story leave a footprint in their heart. -McKenzie S
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Beyond the Blackboard is a captivating, emotional and influential book about a new teacher, Stacey Bess, who is sent to a school called, the School with No Name. In the beginning Stacey is not confident in herself and questions what she has gotten herself into, but by the end of the first year, she can’t imagine teaching anywhere else. Through all the years of teaching children who have gone through poverty and abuse, she has learned almost as much from her students as she has taught them. This book is a must read, for all teachers, but especially those teachers who feel like they aren’t doing their job. This book is for the teachers who need reassurance that their students look up to them and want to learn from them as long as there is a welcoming and safe environment for them to learn. The best part of this book is how she described all of the challenges she faced, how she has learned from they and how they have personally impacted her. Hearing Stacey Bess talk about how much she loves her students, how they want to learn from her and how she impacts each of their lives, pushes me to become that kind of teacher. Yes, this book is sad and shows how discouraging teaching can be, but as long as you have self- confidence, take control and trust your actions, your students will be respectful which will encourage you even more. Beyond the Blackboard is an easy read due to how simple it is to picture each of the students and their stories, but more importantly how important teachers really are in society. Teachers have one of the most important occupations in the world, yet they are not given the credit for it. This book is written in such a way that it is easy for everybody, of all ages, male or female, to understand how impactful and influential teachers really are. Beyond the Blackboard, was the most captivating and influential book I have read and I would recommend it to anybody who is willing to realize the impact teachers really have. I give this book a 5 out of 5. -Sierra G.