I Had a Teacher: Twenty-three Stories About Successful Mentors

I Had a Teacher: Twenty-three Stories About Successful Mentors

By: Patsy Johnson Hallman (author)Paperback

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In various educational roles, we frequently ask: What system? What action? and What processes result in the most effective learning? Researchers have repeatedly found that the ability of the teacher makes a significant difference in the success of the student. This book is a collection of 20 inspirational stories about real teachers who have made a positive difference in the lives of individual students. These rich accounts show how one day at a time, student by student, year after year, a good teacher makes a change in students' lives. Discussion questions are provided for each story. Recommended for future teachers, preservice and inservice teachers, retired teachers, and teacher educators.

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About Author

Patsy Johnson Hallman is dean, College of Education, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas. Her career as an educator has included teaching at all levels, kindergarten through university. In addition, she has served as a university administrator for the past 11 years.


Chapter 1 List of Illustrations Chapter 2 Preface Chapter 3 Acknowledgments Chapter 4 1 Miss Lenon Chapter 5 2 The Ultimate Mentors Chapter 6 3 Papa Was a Teacher Chapter 7 4 An Unbelievable Teacher Chapter 8 5 That Was the Year Chapter 9 6 Twelve Who Made a Difference Chapter 10 7 A Mentor for the Whole Family Chapter 11 8 What's in a Name? Chapter 12 9 Goodnight, Mrs. Wester Chapter 13 10 Dr. Temple's Vision Chapter 14 11 Go for It! Chapter 15 12 A Coach with a Heart Chapter 16 13 She Worked Our Eyeballs Out! Chapter 17 14 A Mentor as Teacher Chapter 18 15 A Way with Words Chapter 19 16 A Teacher for the Poor in Spirit Chapter 20 17 A Teacher with Tall Tales Chapter 21 18 A Teacher with a Sewing Machine Chapter 22 19 A Community as Teacher Chapter 23 20 Roy L. Self-Teacher, Mentor, Friend Chapter 24 21 A Wise and Compassionate Dean Chapter 25 22 Mrs. Hatcher Chapter 26 23 Miss Edna Chapter 27 About the Contributors Chapter 28 References Chapter 29 A Request Chapter 30 About the Author

Product Details

  • publication date: 11/06/2003
  • ISBN13: 9780810847231
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 160
  • ID: 9780810847231
  • weight: 258
  • ISBN10: 081084723X

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