Letters to a teacher
An English teacher at a boys' school in Tennessee, Pickering was the inspiration for the film "Dead Poets Society." In ten eloquent essays addressed to teachers of all types, Pickering shares compelling, funny, always elucidating anecdotes from his more than 40 years in the classroom.
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|Grouping Title||letters to a teacher|
|Grouping Author||pickering sam|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-11-29 01:19:30AM|
|Last Indexed||2019-12-14 03:07:20AM|
|author||Pickering, Sam, 1941-|
|available_at_bemis||Bemis Public Library|
|detailed_location_bemis||Bemis Lower Level|
|display_description||Sam Pickering has been teaching, guiding, performing, and inspiring for more than forty years. As a young English teacher at Montgomery Bell Academy in Tennessee, his musings on literature and his maverick pedagogy touched a student named Tommy Schulman, who later wrote the screenplay for Dead Poets Society. Letters to a Teacher is a welcome reminder that teaching is a joy and an art. In ten graceful yet conversational letters addressed to teachers of all types, Pickering shares compelling, funny, always elucidating anecdotes from a lifetime in the classrooms of school and universities. His priceless, homespun observations touch on topics such as competition, curiosity, enthusiasm, and truth. More than a how-to guide, Letters to a Teacher is an invitation into the hearts and minds of an extraordinary educator and his students, and an irresistible call to reflection for the teacher who knows he or she must be compassionate, optimistic, respectful, firm, and above all dynamic. This is an indispensable guide for teachers and laymen alike.|
|owning_library_bemis||Bemis Public Library|
|owning_location_bemis||Bemis Public Library|
Teachers -- Anecdotes
Teaching -- Anecdotes
|title_display||Letters to a teacher|
|title_full||Letters to a teacher / Sam Pickering|
Letters to a teacher [electronic resource] / Sam Pickering
|title_short||Letters to a teacher|