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A Fighter's Heart: One Man's Journey through the World of Fighting

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Sam Pickering has been teaching, guiding, performing, and inspiring for more than forty years. As a young English teacher at Montgomery Bell Academy in Tennessee, his musings on literature and his maverick pedagogy touched a student named Tommy Schulman, who later wrote the screenplay forDead Poets Society.Letters to a Teacheris a welcome reminder that teaching is a joy and an art. In ten graceful yet conversational letters addressed to teachers of all types, Pickering shares compelling, funny, always elucidating anecdotes from a lifetime in the classrooms of school and universities. His priceless, homespun observations touch on topics such as competition, curiosity, enthusiasm, and truth. More than a how-to guide,Letters to a Teacheris an invitation into the hearts and minds of an extraordinary educator and his students, and an irresistible call to reflection for the teacher who knows he or she must be compassionate, optimistic, respectful, firm, and above all dynamic. This is an indispensable guide for teachers and laymen alike.

Synopsis:

Ten witty, eloquent essays on literature, competition, curiosity, enthusiasm, and truth from the teacher who inspired The Dead Poet's Society reveal the joys of teaching and the power of innovation over stale formalism. Reprint.

Table of Contents

Letter one: the teacher's life — Letter two: the good teacher — Letter three: qualities of a teacher — Letter four: words — Letter five: interests — Letter six: truth — Letter eight: pressure — Letter nine: requirements — Letter ten: last thoughts.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781555847210
Publisher:
Grove Press
Subject:
Education : Teaching Methods & Materials - General
Author:
Robbe-Grillet, Alain
Author:
Pickering, Sam
Author:
Sam Pickering
Author:
Alain Robbe-Grillet
Subject:
Teaching Methods & Materials - General
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Education-Classroom Resources
Subject:
Education-General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
1962
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
168

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"Synopsis" by , Ten witty, eloquent essays on literature, competition, curiosity, enthusiasm, and truth from the teacher who inspired The Dead Poet's Society reveal the joys of teaching and the power of innovation over stale formalism. Reprint.
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