A really heartfelt book about the joys of teaching written by a man who respects his students and rallies for the rights of teachers everywhere!
The really stellar teachers make us students step up our game because we respect them too much to want to let them down. They read material again each year so they’re on the same page as their kids. They write new tests instead of recycling old ones. They tie in modern issues and fun stuff into their lectures and/or learning plans.
Often, I wonder why so many brilliant teachers I’ve had are content to teach in public schools when they are so smart they could be lecturing at Harvard or even at a private college where the pay is infinitely better and more fair to the countless hours they put in. But if we didn’t have the role models, mentors, coaches, and friends being a teacher often encompasses, if we didn’t have teachers who loved us so much they were going to give us oodles of homework try knew we would complain about, we wouldn’t be the people that we are today.
You never forget a great teacher.