The Gigantic Book of Teachers' Wisdom

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Erin Gruwell
Skyhorse Publishing Inc., 2007 - Education - 788 pages
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When we look back with fondness at our school years, one teacher always stands out. This tremendous compendium of wisdom captures that special relationship. With more than 3,000 entries, it includes thoughts on the art of teaching and the acquisition of knowledge from hundreds of professors, scholars, politicians, celebrities, and more. Some of the famous names represented include Socrates, Aristotle, the Buddha, Jesus, Muhammad, Mark Twain, Frederick Douglass, Helen Keller, Freud, Albert Einstein, Gandhi, Winston Churchill, and John Lennon. The words will educate, amuse, and perhaps even inspire some readers to focus on this honorable profession as a lifelong pursuit. 
  

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Contents

The Teacher
1
The Philosophy Behind Good Teaching
63
Words from the Wise
97
Those We Teach and Those Who Raise Them
151
The Philosophy of Learning
207
Classroom Perspeectives
267
Life Lessons
335
Civilized Thoughts
429
Between the Lines
495
Nuts and Bolts
561
Fundamental Elements
591
Extremes of Intelligence
681
The Funny Side of Teaching
717
Finding Inspiration
755
THOSE QUOTED
779
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About the author (2007)

Erin Gruwell is the president of The Freedom Writers Association and the author of The Freedom Writers Diary and Teach With Your Heart.

Frank McCourt was born in Brooklyn, New York on August 13, 1930 to Irish immigrant parents. When he was four, his family moved back to Ireland. His father abandoned the family to a life of poverty. He attended school until the age of 14, at which point he was forced to drop out to help support the family. In 1949, he returned to the United States, where he worked odd jobs until being drafted into the U. S. Army during the Korean War. Using the GI Bill, he received a degree in English and education from New York University. He worked at several high schools throughout New York City including McKee Vocational and Technical High School, Seward Park High School, and Stuyvesant High School. During this time, he would occasionally write articles for newspapers and magazines. He retired from teaching in 1994. His first memoir, Angela's Ashes, was published in 1996. It won the National Book Critics Circle award in 1996 and the Pulitzer Prize in 1997. His other memoirs included 'Tis and Teacherman. He died on July 19, 2009 at the age of 78.

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