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Never Too Old to Teach: How Middle-Aged Wisdom Can Transform Young Minds in the Classroom (Hardback)
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Never Too Old to Teach: How Middle-Aged Wisdom Can Transform Young Minds in the Classroom (Hardback)

Hardback 336 Pages / Published: 16/01/2009
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Never Too Old to Teach is a heart-warming story of a middle-aged man's first year of teaching high school after spending twenty years in a corporate cubicle. Written in a humorous, straightforward style with minimal technical jargon, this book provides richly detailed accounts of events, lessons, and conversations that actually took place in the author's special education English classroom. Goldman's accounts are accompanied by narratives and reflections that give the reader insight into the true nature of teaching high school English to a diverse student body with learning disabilities, covering issues such as maintaining classroom control, effective curriculum development, collaboration with families for positive student outcomes, successfully working with administration, the benefits of teaching in middle age, and establishing student rapport.

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781578869749
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 621 g
Dimensions: 242 x 162 x 30 mm

Goldman offers fellow practitioners-in the spirit of the birthday buffet gloriously arranged in the teacher's lounge-a candid and painfully humorous insight into the world of teaching at-risk students. While many of us have often wished that we memorialized all of these fantastically teachable moments, Neil Goldman has successfully captured them with exceptional wit tempered with dignitiy for his students. -- Matthew Wanzenberg, Special Education Program Coordinator, Lyons Township High School, Illinois
Goldman blends humor and a wisdom that comes with age and experience....This is not just a book for those coming into teaching later in life. * School Administrator, January 2010 *
Goldman's book is simultaneously heart-warming and humorous, respectful of his students and his profession, and richly complex and thought-provoking. Through his short stories, he expertly conveys the numerous dilemmas that good teachers manage, the challenges with which educators are confronted in today's world, and the glorious successes that occur often enough for each teacher to persevere. -- Mary Bay, University of Illinois at Chicago

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