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I'd Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had: My Year as a Rookie Teacher at Northeast High ePub download

by Tony Danza

  • Author: Tony Danza
  • ISBN: 0307887863
  • ISBN13: 978-0307887863
  • ePub: 1846 kb | FB2: 1714 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Arts & Literature
  • Publisher: Crown Archetype; First Edition edition (September 11, 2012)
  • Pages: 272
  • Rating: 4.7/5
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I'd Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had: My Year as a Rookie Teacher at Northeast High ePub download

At Philadelphia’s Northeast High, only my fellow teachers get to call me Tony.

At Philadelphia’s Northeast High, only my fellow teachers get to call me Tony. This gig isn’t acting, it’s for real. As a parent, I’d volunteered to help out on numerous theatrical productions with my own kids; in the private schools that they were fortunate enough to attend, I’d never seen a performance that did not have a packed audience of family, friends, and teachers. But in this inner-city school, no one was there to support the kids.

Entering Northeast’s crowded halls in September of 2009, Tony found his .

Tony’s book will make you laugh, cry, and cheer. After spending 30+ years teaching elementary school, I can vouch for Tony Danza. It serves as a call to action for every one of us to take a stand and commit to the education of our young people. -Sherry Lansing, Former CEO of Paramount Pictures and Founder of The Sherry Lansing Foundation. A great antidote to all those pieces by folks who consider teaching glorified babysitting. He truly understands what teachers go through every single day. Trained as a history teacher, Danza turned to a boxing career and then a very successful show biz career developed. But he always wanted to teach.

358 pages (large print) ; 23 cm. Entering Northeast High School's crowded halls in September of 2009, Tony Danza found his way to a classroom filled with twenty-six students who were determined not to cut him any slack. They cared nothing about. They cared nothing about his showbiz credentials, and immediately put him on the hot seat.

Автор: Danza Tony Название: I& Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever .

Entering Northeasts crowded halls in September of 2009, Tony found his way to a classroom filled with twenty-six students who were determined not to cut him any slack.

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Featuring indelible portraits of students and teachers alike, it reveals just how hard it is to keep today's technologically savvy-and often alienated-students engaged. 25 people like this topic.

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Entering Northeast’s crowded halls in September of 2009, Tony found his way to a classroom filled with twenty-six students who were determined not to cut him any slack. The book also makes vivid how a modern high school works, showing Tony in a myriad of roles – from lecturing on To Kill a Mockingbird to coaching the football team to organizing a talent show to leading far-flung field trips to hosting teacher gripe sessions.

Nearing 60 years of age, Tony Danza decides to follow his early childhood dream of becoming a teacher. He takes an inner city job at Northeast High School with a camera crew in tow to try and get people to understand the state of education in the United States today

Nearing 60 years of age, Tony Danza decides to follow his early childhood dream of becoming a teacher. He takes an inner city job at Northeast High School with a camera crew in tow to try and get people to understand the state of education in the United States today.

I’d Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had is television, screen and stage star Tony Danza’s absorbing account of a year spent teaching tenth-grade English at Northeast High -- Philadelphia’s largest high school with 3600 students.   Entering Northeast’s crowded halls in September of 2009, Tony found his way to a classroom filled with twenty-six students who were determined not to cut him any slack.  They cared nothing about “Mr. Danza’s” showbiz credentials, and they immediately put him on the hot seat.   Featuring indelible portraits of students and teachers alike, I’d Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had reveals just how hard it is to keep today’s technologically savvy – and often alienated -- students engaged, how impressively committed most teachers are, and the outsized role counseling plays in a teacher’s day, given the psychological burdens many students carry.  The book also makes vivid how a modern high school works, showing Tony in a myriad of roles – from lecturing on To Kill a Mockingbird to “coaching” the football team to organizing a talent show to leading far-flung field trips to hosting teacher gripe sessions.  A surprisingly poignant account, I’d Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had is sometimes laugh-out-loud funny but is mostly filled with hard-won wisdom and feel-good tears.
Gio
As a fan of Tony Danza, and a high school teacher with forty years in the classroom, I thought this might be an interesting book. I think it actually exceeded what I was expecting. His trials, tribulations, and rewards in the classroom are very real. This is not made up drama, he really very quickly came to understand the frustrations so many teachers feel today as well as the joys that keep us coming back year after year. This book should be required reading for every future teacher (especially upper grade levels), every school board member, every administrator that has forgotten what it's like in the classroom, and every legislator making rules for the schools should be beaten with this book until they have read every last word. Good job Tony!
Xisyaco
I truly hope that this does not come off as a tale of my experiences in the classroom.

After spending 30+ years teaching elementary school, I can vouch for Tony Danza. He truly understands what teachers go through every single day. Trained as a history teacher, Danza turned to a boxing career and then a very successful show biz career developed. But he always wanted to teach. He was given the one year job to teach at one of Philadelphia's toughest high schools. But of course it was all taped for a TV show called TEACH.

During his one year experience, Tony learns that teaching children subjects, is a lot different than teaching subjects to children. He engaged his students, he laughed at himself and with his students and many times he broke down and cried.

Tony realized early on that teaching is one of the least respected, most difficult jobs ever. IMHO, this book tells it just the way it is. If we continue to engage in the NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND scenario, we will be doomed forever. Teachers need to allow themselves to walk in the student's shoes,as Danza writes. Try to figure out why they do not want to learn. Find a way to make them want to learn by making learning fun. And above all, have administrators that praise teachers, not degrade them for the silliest of issues.

I don't think that I have ever read a better book on how to do a good job teaching. No college class, no textbook, no administrator, no other teacher has ever hit the nail on the head, as well as Tony does in this great read.

It is not the teacher's fault, although there are some bad teachers. It is the responsibility of both the parents and the teachers to make certain that their children understand how valuable a good education can be.

I really have to tip my hat to Tony Danza for trying to help as many children as possible, while fighting parents, administrators, secretaries etc. If we could all try to understand how difficult it is to teach a classroom of students and make changes which enable teachers to do their thing, we would all be much better off.

One of the teachers at Northeast High in Philly gave Tony a plaque/scroll on his last day. This is what was inscribed, which to this reader is perfection, as far as a teacher is concerned.

"The inscription in the scroll tells the story of a huge storm that roils the sea and washes thousands of starfish up onto the beach. The clouds break, and the sun comes out and begins to bake the starfish. A man wanders by and sees the thousands of stranded stars. He doesn't know what to do at first, but then starts to throw them back in the water one by one. Another man come by and says to him, 'What are you doing? There are so many, you're not making much of a difference.' "The first man bends and picks up another starfish, throws it in the water and says, " Made a difference to that one."

Education in the USA must change and it must change quickly for the better. Stop throwing money at the issue and let the teachers do their jobs without interference of having to teach to some ridiculous test.

Danza understands and by reading this marvelous book, maybe one starfish will understand also.
DART-SKRIMER
I loved the book! It was wonderfully honest. My sister and a neighbor, both teachers, also loved it.
I had the pleasure of meeting Tony Danza which was exciting. He said that the experience changed his life.
I’ve since bought several more of these books to share with other teachers and also in my Little Free Library.
I highly recommend this book.
RED
I'm so glad this was on sale this weekend, or I would have missed this experience. I was unable to put it down once I started. Heartwarming, heartfelt, and gut wrenching as Tony takes us on his journey with the students in the sophmore English class he's teaching.
It's terrifying to realize that we are treating our children, THE FUTURE of this once great nation, so poorly. It's hard to believe, in this day and age, that
'almost 50% of our children don't get their high school diploma!' (per Tony's graduation speech).
As one reviewer said this book "Should be required reading" for all Americans!!!
Thank you Tony, both for putting in the effort and for sharing that effort with us. The lives you touched will never be the same! Also, thank you for being the person I've always suspected you to be. Based on this book, you would still make a great teacher.☺
Velellan
I wish all politicians would read Tony Danza's memoir about his two-semester teaching stint. His experiences match my 25 years teaching Developmental Reading at the college freshman level. The situation in the U.S. today is serious and ubiquitous in our urban schools. So many teachers have tried so hard to fulfill all expectations with no support from politicians or parents that failure is imminent and burn-out, typical. Danza'a expression of wavering between self-deprecation and self-applause describes my teaching experiences with urban teenagers. Danza's creativity, persistence, self-reflection, and flexibility in his teaching were admirable. Someone needs to arouse parents, congressmen, and the general public so they will stop expecting teachers to fix a broken society. I wish this book could be that wake-up call before our U.S. citizens are no longer able to maintain any semblance of a democracy.
Ieslyaenn
I bought this book thinking it was a memoir of sorts regarding a time in Mr Danza's life where his job was teaching. I guess that's true to an extent. I was a little disappointed to find out that it was simply a chronicle of what was to be a short lived reality show. To be fair, Mr. Danza spent very little time talking about the show and instead concentrated on his students and the struggles facing teachers today. I give him credit for hanging in there and finishing the school year long after he knew the show would not make it. As far as the book goes, I enjoyed the parts where he gave a little glimpse into some of the lives of his students and the issues they were dealing with. At other times the book seemed a little preachy.
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