Teachers with Class: True Stories of Great Teachers

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Teachers with Class celebrates teachers and the art of good teaching. Almost everyone has had a special teacher at some point-one who saw potential where others did not, one who made ideas come alive, one who taught more than what was in the textbook. In Teachers with Class, 30 famous and not-so-famous people thank their favorite teachers with essays that praise the difference a good teacher makes.James Earl Jones honors the high school English teacher who helped him overcome his stutter and learn to speak ...

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Overview

Teachers with Class celebrates teachers and the art of good teaching. Almost everyone has had a special teacher at some point-one who saw potential where others did not, one who made ideas come alive, one who taught more than what was in the textbook. In Teachers with Class, 30 famous and not-so-famous people thank their favorite teachers with essays that praise the difference a good teacher makes.James Earl Jones honors the high school English teacher who helped him overcome his stutter and learn to speak comfortably out loud. An architect recalls a teacher's belief in the unlikeliest student. Three-time Pulitzer Prize-winner, Thomas Friedman, remembers the teacher who inspired his career in journalism by imparting lessons that are relevant today. One man tells of the math teacher whose patience and guidance gave him the confidence to succeed as a physician and researcher. These stories will spark memories about the special teachers in your own life. You can use the dedication page provided at the beginning of the book to inscribe a note to say "thank you" to a favorite teacher. Or, to really say "thank you," use the list of grants and awards for teachers featured in the book to nominate a teacher who made a positive impact on your life. A portion of the proceeds from Teachers with Class will go to the National Education Association (NEA) Foundation.

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This book was inspired by a single sentence. "If you are lucky in life," the text read, "you will have at least one great teacher." Robert Samuelson's remark in Newsweek inspired co-authors Marsha Serling and Sonia Feldman to collect stories from 30 famous and not-so famous people about special teachers in their lives. The contributors include actor James Earl Jones, supermodel Cindy Crawford, and broadcast journalist Walter Cronkite.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780740733239
  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/2/2003
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 1,222,719
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 7.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Marsha Serling Goldberg holds a master of science from the University of Oregon and a bachelor's degree from the University of Vermont. In the past, she taught at various levels from preschool through college and worked as a dental hygienist and CPR instructor. Now, while raising five boys with her husband, Linn, she works as a feng shui practitioner and conducts Myers-Briggs workshops in the Pacific Northwest.

Sonia Feldman was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and moved to the Washington, D.C., area at the age of eight. She graduated from the University of Maryland with a bachelor's in psychology and minors in art and dance. After teaching modern dance in the Boston area for several years, Sonia began her career as a graphic designer. She and her husband, Jerry, are raising their two children near the Chesapeake Bay, where she manages her graphic design company.

Marsha Serling Goldberg holds a master of science from the University of Oregon and a bachelor's degree from the University of Vermont. In the past, she taught at various levels from preschool through college and worked as a dental hygienist and CPR instructor. Now, while raising five boys with her husband, Linn, she works as a feng shui practitioner and conducts Myers-Briggs workshops in the Pacific Northwest.

Sonia Feldman was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and moved to the Washington, D.C., area at the age of eight. She graduated from the University of Maryland with a bachelor's in psychology and minors in art and dance. After teaching modern dance in the Boston area for several years, Sonia began her career as a graphic designer. She and her husband, Jerry, are raising their two children near the Chesapeake Bay, where she manages her graphic design company.

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Teachers with Class celebrates teachers and the art of good teaching. Almost everyone has had a special teacher at some point-one who saw potential where others did not, one who made ideas come alive, one who taught more than what was in the textbook. In Teachers with Class, 30 famous and not-so-famous people thank their favorite teachers with essays that praise the difference a good teacher makes.

James Earl Jones honors the high school English teacher who helped him overcome his stutter and learn to speak comfortably. An architect recalls a teacher's belief in the unlikeliest student.

Three-time Pulitzer Prize winner Thomas Friedman remembers the teacher who inspired his career in journalism by imparting lessons that are relevant today. One man tells of the math teacher whose patience and guidance gave him the confidence to succeed as a physician and researcher.

These stories will spark memories about the special teachers in your own life. You can use the dedication page provided at the beginning of the book to inscribe a note to say "thank you" to a favorite teacher. Or, to really say "thank you" use the list of grants and awards for teachers featured in the book to nominate a teacher who made a positive impact on your life. A portion of the proceeds from Teachers with Class will go to the National Education Association (NEA) Foundation.

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