I'd Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had: My Year as a Rookie Teacher at Northeast High

I'd Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had: My Year as a Rookie Teacher at Northeast High

by Tony Danza
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I'd Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had: My Year as a Rookie Teacher at Northeast High by Tony Danza

Tony Danza had it good. He was a successful actor, well liked, with several hit shows to his name. But he'd always had a nagging doubt--was this all there was? Make some jokes, flash a smile, collect a paycheck? Could he be doing something more meaningful, could he go beyond getting laughs and actually make a difference? As an actor, maybe not. But what if he became, of all things, a teacher? It seemed a little far-fetched, true. He had little training and no experience. But he had lived a rich life, and he knew and loved language, drama, and poetry. He had enthusiasm and a commitment to doing whatever it took to do the job well. He was ready to learn. So how hard could it be, really?

Well, as Tony discovered over a year teaching English at Philadelphia's Northeast High, hard. Really hard. But also rewarding, infuriating, inspiring, terrifying, and, ultimately, life-changing. Teaching was in fact the best and most difficult thing he ever attempted, and this book relives the amazing story of what happened.

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ISBN-13: 9781469217291
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Publication date: 09/11/2012
Edition description: Unabridged
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 5.60(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

TONY DANZA is a Golden Globe and Emmy-nominated actor who is best known for starring in Taxi and Who's the Boss?

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I'd Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had: My Year as a Rookie Teacher at Northeast High 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I saw Tony Danza on the Today Show promoting the book and thought it would be a good read for me and my daughter who happens to be in her first year of teaching. Well we both read it and LOVED IT! I thank Tony for taking the time to write this book. So many of his stories have been helpful to her, just knowing that all first year teachers go through similar situations. We loved the way he connected with so many of the kids through the 1/2 Sandwich club and just caring about them personally. You give first year teachers hope! And some days that seems like all you have. Thank you Tony. Job well done, on the book AND in your first year of teaching!
ljo005 More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed Mr. Danza's book very much. I agree 100% with the statement that every teacher needs an assistant. As a retired high school math teacher of 32 years, the paper work was beyond belief.
MMMCT More than 1 year ago
Just finished Tony's book and I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it! Love his style, enthusiasm, and passion for the children he taught. Being a teacher too, I can appreciate his candor, and creativity, in an effort to communicate and instill a sense of accomplishment in his students.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would love to purchase this book for every BOE member so they could get a glimpse of what it is like in the classroom. Tony Danza goes into teaching with the same dream as all of us, but learns the realities of teaching quickly. Teaching is a great profession, but it encompasses many other skills, as Tony realizes. Although he only teaches 1 block class, he realizes the challenges faced on a daily basis. It is worth the read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My husband teaches as a teaching assistant at a University. I work at a private school part time but next year I will be starting as a full time first grade teacher. We decided this would be a good book for us both to read and connect to. We both really liked it! At some points it was a harsh and scary view of what a large public high school is like. At other points it was a story about a teacher working hard, sharing in his students successes and failures and being overwhelmed by administrative expectations. Mr. Danza clearly loved his students and battled with the same issues every teacher does... how do you connect with students without getting too close, how can you be a mentor to your students while also saving time and energy for your own family and how do you make a big impact on a little budget. Unfortunately the most important audience for this book, the politicians and parents who question how much money and support to give to schools, will probably never read it.
drmrgrl More than 1 year ago
My world as a teacher in a nutshell. He tells it like it is.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thoroghly enjoyed this book!!! Recommend it highly.
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