Biography & Autobiography - Educators

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The Water is Wide

Pat Conroy

The island is nearly deserted, haunting, beautiful. Across a slip of ocean lies South Carolina. But for the handful of families on Yamacraw island, America is a world away. For years the people here lived proudly from the sea, but now...

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Published: Mar 2002

Tisha: The Story of a Young Teacher i...

Robert Specht

Anne Hobbs is a prim and proper 19-year-old schoolteacher who yearns for adventure. She finds this and much more in a town with the unlikely name of Chicken, located deep in the Alaskan interior. It is 1927 and Chicken is a wild minin...

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Published: Jul 1984

Shakespeare Saved My Life: Ten Years ...

Laura Bates

Just as Larry Newton, one of the most notorious inmates at Indiana Federal Prison, was trying to break out of jail, Dr. Laura Bates was trying to break in. Now, a decade later, her Shakespeare in Shackles program has been lauded by ac...

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Published: Apr 2013

The Man of Numbers: Fibonacci's Arith...

Keith Devlin

Leonardo of Pisa-better known today as Fibonacci-was the first Westerner to recognize the power of the Hindu-Arabic number system (featuring the numerals 0 through 9), which offered a much simpler method of calculation than the finger...

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Published: Jul 2012

Teach With Your Heart: Lessons I Lear...

Erin Gruwell

In this passionate, poignant, and deeply personal memoir and call to arms, Erin Gruwell, the dynamic young teacher who nurtured a remarkable group of high school students from Long Beach, California, who called themselves the Freedom ...

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Published: Jan 2008

Teacher

Warner Sylvia Ashton

TEACHER was first published in 1963 to excited acclaim. Its author, Sylvia Ashton-Warner, who lived in New Zealand and spent many years teaching Maori children, found that Maoris taught according to British methods were not learning ...

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Published: Jan 1986

Too Much Love Is Not Enough: A Memoir...

Dr Rosenna Bakari

Bravely, this memoir is a UV light revealing the dreadful stains of silence. Rosenna Bakari’s expression of truth about healing from childhood sexual abuse presents irrefutable evidence that trauma occurred, in spite of the squeaky-...

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Published: Mar 2018

Unfinished Love Story

Carol B. Bost

Unfinished Love Story by Carol Bost is the captivating and true story between a young teacher and an orphaned eight-year-old boy that seeks to define true love, understand its meaning, and the feel the power of forgiveness through loo...

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Published: Apr 2016

The Great Expectations School: A Rook...

Dan Brown

The touching story of a fourth-grade class abandoned by the system and the teacher who tried to help them.At the age of twenty-two, Dan Brown came to P.S. 85 as an eager, fresh-faced teacher. He was even as-signed his own class: 4-217...

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Published: Sep 2008

Memoir of a Journey with Mental Illne...

M. S. Burke

M.S. Burke was only nineteen years old when she inexplicably tried to kill herself. It made no sense: She lived a privileged life of yacht clubs, tennis lessons, private schools, and summers in Canada. If you named it, she had it, inc...

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Published: Feb 2016

The Wannado Curriculum: A Math Teache...

Ihor Charischak

The dynamic classroom is a place where the interaction between teacher and students produces engagement and learning. Success depends on what the teacher does, how it fits in with the needs of the students, and the quality and utiliza...

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Published: Feb 2015

Lanterns: A Memoir of Mentors

Marian Wright Edelman

Throughout her life and work, Marian Wright Edelman has been at the heart of this cantury's most dramatic civil rights and child advocacy struggles. In this stirring, heartfelt memoir she pays tribute to the extrordinary mentors who ...

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Published: Sep 2000

Teacher: The One Who Made the Differe...

Mark Edmundson

Author Mark Edmunson shares memories of a teacher who profoundly influenced his life. Edmunson first met Frank Lears when he was a student at Medford (Massachusetts) High School in the 1960s. Coming of age during the turbulent 60s, Ed...

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Published: Sep 2003

Learning to Bow: Inside the Heart of ...

Bruce Feiler

Learning to Bow has been heralded as one of the funniest, liveliest, and most insightful books ever written about the clash of cultures between America and Japan. With warmth and candor, Bruce Feiler recounts the year he spent as a te...

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Published: May 2004

Going through Life with a “Kick Me...

Harry Lee

As a young man, author Harry Lee was idealistic; he felt he wanted to impact the lives of children by becoming a teacher. In Going thru Life with a "Kick Me" Sign, he shares the realities of his career as an urban educator. ...

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Published: Jul 2015

One Day, All Children...: The Unlikel...

Wendy Kopp

From her dorm room at Princeton University, twenty-one-year-old college senior Wendy Kopp decided to launch a movement to improve public education in America. In One Day, All Children... , she shares the remarkable story of Teach For ...

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Published: Apr 2003

Strings Attached

Joanne Lipman

STRINGS ATTACHED is a powerful memoir about resilience in the face of unspeakable tragedy, an inspiring and poignant tale of how one man transformed his own heartache into a legacy of joy for his students.His students knew Jerry Kupc...

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Published: Sep 2014

Then Darkness Fled: The Liberating Wi...

Stephen Mansfield

During his life, Booker T. Washington was among the most celebrated educators, authors, and statesmen of his day. He walked side by side with Frederick Douglass, Mark Twain, H. G. Wells, Theodore Roosevelt, and Andrew Carnegie. He was...

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Published: Oct 2002

THE GIRL WITHOUT SHOES

Margaret Marie M. S. C. R. C.

The Girl Without Shoes is a true story that will inspire you and can help you liberate yourself from the bondage of abuse by empowering you to persevere, and to overcome. Sadly, many people experience abuse in their lives, and victims...

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Published: Nov 2015

Work Hard. Be Nice.: How Two Inspired...

Jay Mathews

When Mike Feinberg and Dave Levin signed up for Teach for America right after college and found themselves utter failures in the classroom, they vowed to remake themselves into superior educators. They did that—and more. In their ea...

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Published: Jan 2009

Between Panic and Desire (American Li...

Dinty W. Moore

Between Panic and Desire, named after two towns in Pennsylvania, finds Dinty W. Moore at the top of his astutely funny form. A book that could be named after one of its chapters, "A Post-Nixon, Post-panic, Post-modern, Post-morte...

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Published: Mar 2010

Teaching For America: Life in the Str...

Jackson Olsen

Jackson Olsen always thought he'd go to law school and become a lawyer, just like his dad. But as the end of college drew near, he decided to put that plan on hold and pursue another path.Jackson and his wife joined Teach For America ...

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Published: Nov 2016

Joy Bliss This: A Teacher's Journey

William Quigley

In his book Joy Bliss This, William Quigley tells the story of becoming a teacher, a journey he never planned to take, and one that was filled with repeated failure from the start. At his lowest point, when he had fallen the farthest ...

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Published: Mar 2018

Choosing Hope: How I Moved Forward Fr...

Kaitlin Roig-Debellis

*Books for a Better Life Award Finalist* "[S]tirring . . . a bold, inspiring and ultimately hopeful book." —Arianna Huffington, cofounder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post and author of the New York Times bestsel...

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Published: Oct 2016

Stories from the Classroom: A Teacher...

John Smeby

John Smeby began his career in education in 1994. He spent 23 years as a high school English teacher, middle school counselor and varsity tennis coach. After leaving the San Bernardino City School District in 2015, John is now an auth...

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Published: Dec 2017

Drama High: The Incredible True Story...

Michael Sokolove

Friday Night Lights meets Glee-the incredible and true story of an extraordinary drama teacher who has changed the lives of thousands of students and inspired a town. Why would the multimillionaire producer of Cats, The Phantom of...

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Published: Oct 2014

Maria Montessori: Her Life and Work

E. M. Standing

Maria Montessori is important background reading for parents considering Montessori education for their children, as well as for those training to become Montessori teachers. The first woman to win a degree as a Doctor of Medicine in ...

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Published: Aug 1998

Lessons Learned

Antonio L. Stevenson

Inspired by true events, 'Lessons Learned' is a revealing look at the life of a young man, whose existence was a winding path of despair and devastation, due to a void in his world. Most Fatherless young males struggle with serious is...

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Published: Aug 2015

A Life In School: What The Teacher Le...

Jane Tompkins

Here one of our leading literary scholars looks back on her own life in the classroom, and discovers how much of what she learned there needs to be unlearned. Jane Tompkins' memoir shows how her education shaped her in the mold of a h...

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Published: Jul 1997

My Larger Education: Being Chapters f...

Booker T. Washington

The celebrated African American leader describes his influences and outlines his views, in which racial identities unite rather than separate. Washington proposed that most African Americans would benefit from a practical trade rather...

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Published: Dec 2013
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