Elaine's Circle: A Teacher, a Student, a Classroom, and One Unforgettable Year

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Da Capo Press, Jul 8, 2005 - Education - 219 pages
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Elaine Moore, a veteran teacher in Eagle River, Alaska, is a firm believer that the classroom is, first and foremost, a community—and that learning is best when shared in a circle of peers. When one of her students, ten-year-old Seamus Farrell, is diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, Elaine, her students, and her innovative methods of teaching are put to their most severe test. Elaine's Circle is the true account of this small-town teacher who led her fourth-grade students through the biggest challenge of their young lives. This book provides a heart-wrenching, intimate look at the utterly remarkable achievements of this dedicated teacher, a supportive community, and a group of children who rallied to make Seamus Farrell's impending death an unforgettable lesson about life.
 

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My sister works for Bob Katz, who wrote this lovely book, and she gave me an autographed copy - I think - as a Christmas gift. I read it on the train going to and from work, and kept forgetting to ... Read full review

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Contents

Elaines Voice
1
Holiday on Ice
7
Field Trip
45
Terminal
75
Learning Until the Day
99
Upon a Star
139
Wish List
175
Memorial
201
Authors Note
215
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