Attachments To Those Who Can

Attachments To Those Who Can

by John Henderson

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Overview

The year is 1956. As the tires on the family’s ancient GMC pickup bang out a rhythm on the dirt road to his northeast Missouri farm, fifteen-year-old John Henderson surprises his father by telling him he wants to be a teacher—a decision that eventually leads him from a small farming community in Missouri to Arizona, where he begins his life’s calling. Through an engaging format of attachments and emails, Henderson traces the evolution of his thirty-eight-year teaching career from its beginnings at Arizona State University as a graduate teaching assistant. Henderson chronicles his journey from an elite private boarding school in Scottsdale, Arizona, to a small religious-based college—and concludes with his thirty-four year stint with the Maricopa Community College District in Phoenix. By observing the joys, turmoil, agonies, and even the mundane day-to-day moments of a teacher, Henderson offers a personal yet practical sociological exploration of classroom culture that provides both contemporary students and novice educators with a real-life glimpse into the challenging and rewarding world of classroom teaching. “… Essential reading for prospective teachers.” —Eugene Munger, author of Momma, Don’t Ya Want Me to Learn Nothin'?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781450237628
Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date: 07/29/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 338 KB

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