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Think Twice....About Teaching is a narrative tale written as a memoir that covers a lot of ground concerning the field of education. It begins as an autobiography then delves into a retrospective view of the classroom environment beginning with the 1970's and traces the changes up to the present. After detailing changes in teaching world over the past thirty years,the next phase of the book describes the gut-wrenching destruction of a highly-disciplined career teacher with a traditional approach to problem-solving in his classroom. A conspiracy is hatched by a cabal of small-minded bureaucrats and politicians against this man resulting in a protracted administrative termination hearing and a subsequent process of appeal. This book could be read as either a textbook on teacher education or as a victim's story.Through either prism you will not come away disappointed and you might look at the teaching profession in an entirely new light.
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The adopted son of asuccessful businessman and a stay- at -home mother, the author grew up on Long Island's south shore where he graduated from Massapequa High School. Living only a few miles from the ocean he quickly developed a love for boating and the marine world. After graduating from Susquehanna(Pa.) University with a degree in Sociology,he moved to San Diego,California, for a period of time. Returning home,the author commuted to New York City to work in the business world but stronger passions were beckoning. It took a number of years but by age thirty five he had earned a tenured position as a history teacher in an upscale ,seaside school district on Long Island. For over twenty years he was also a high baseball and basketball coach. Currently the author,who is single,resides in Long Beach, N.Y.
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Book Description BookSurge Publishing, 2008. Condition: Good. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP67159741