You Are An English Teacher! [NOOK Book]

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A Guide To The True Basics - for Parents, Pupils, Pedagogues, Politicians...Presidents and probably even Prime Ministers. A trip through the learning of English as a mother tongue from minute one onwards. The resurrection of common sense, intuition, and the syllabus that’s always been here.

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You Are An English Teacher!

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Overview

A Guide To The True Basics - for Parents, Pupils, Pedagogues, Politicians...Presidents and probably even Prime Ministers. A trip through the learning of English as a mother tongue from minute one onwards. The resurrection of common sense, intuition, and the syllabus that’s always been here.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940044298866
  • Publisher: Mark Wilson
  • Publication date: 1/28/2013
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 327,838
  • File size: 148 KB

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About The AuthorThe two books: "The Stoning of Albert", and "The Present" were written right in the thick of it between 1970 - 1975. A book of poems (True Life Adventure) will complete this early trilogy, before I upload more recent works.Back in the 70’s, down inside, I knew I had other things I had to do in my life and, although I always wrote, I wouldn't be ready to publish until I got to the other side of that. I didn’t know what these things I had to do were exactly, but I did know they existed, and now I do know what they were.I had to be a teacher, I had to get married, I had to have a daughter. And these things added up to a full time occupation. The reason I know I had to do these things is because of what I have experienced and learned from them. It is through being a teacher, a husband, and a father that I have actually lived and learned the lessons of life so far, and they have all fitted me like a glove, they all seem impossible not to have been part of my life. Along with these three major aspects have come many other interesting and seemingly essential times in my life.I say “fitted me like a glove” but that doesn’t mean it’s all been easy. It means I know it was all exactly what I should be doing. It hasn’t all been easy, and yet equally it has sometimes been fantastically great and beyond anything anyone else could have mapped out for me. It’s been my karma.I also know that I had to be a taxi-driver, which is how I was making a living when I was writing the earlier drafts of “Albert” and "The Present" in the early 70’s. I know I had to be a taxi driver because it fitted me like a glove! It brought me out into the world to see what real people in all their mind boggling variety are like. I could never have sat at home and imagined it. Though I did try. But in six years as a taxi driver, let’s say at a conservative estimate 1000 people had a ride in my car. I remember lots of nice people, and all of the nasty people, and you know what? there were only about five or six bad rides in that whole time. This gave me a fairly positive view of humanity. It also taught me how to command my own space. These things were valuable to me when I became a teacher, and they are also essential for a writer.Teaching was my major engagement with the world, the second stage of life. Now I have entered the third stage, and again it feels just right for me to be doing this. It is really something to find myself at the other end of that thought, some 40 years later, with a suitcase full of poems and manuscripts. Through it all, I’ve always been a writer, and many times it’s been my saving grace.Best Wishes, Mark Wilson
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