Chicken Soup for the Soul: Teacher Tales: 101 Inspirational Stories from Great Teachers and Appreciative Students
By Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen & Amy Newmark
400 Pages (Paperback)
Date Published: February 2, 2010
ABOUT THE BOOK:
This is a great gift for new and experienced teachers, providing them a morale boost and the knowledge they are appreciated. The teaching industry has embraced this book, and more than half the stories are from "celebrity" teachers, including all of the 2009 State Teachers of the Year and the 2009 National Teacher of the Year. There is a lot of buzz about this book in the teaching industry and those teachers who don't receive it as a gift are sure to buy it for themselves, to read these 101 true stories by great teachers and appreciative students, with lots of laughs, poignant moments, and some tears too.
I thought this book was cute and funny, even though I am not a teacher! It reminded me that teachers are people too, as so often students forget just as kids forget that their parents were once young. I love that I can pick this book up anytime and read a short story to cheer me up or make me laugh. The stories are from both new and experienced teachers so you get to see both ends of the spectrum. It also covers good and bad kids, funny and embarrassing moments, and stories of bonding.
Not all of the stories are funny at first, but they do make you smile and are inspirational. One of my favorite stories is called “The White Car,” and is about a teacher who accidently hit a 9 year old boy who later ended up in her high school classroom! (They joked and bonded that year.) I think this book would make an especially great gift for any teacher, but then again I enjoyed it as a mom!
BUY IT: You can find Chicken Soup for the Soul: at your local bookstore or at Amazon . You can also check out the Chicken Soup for the Soul website for more information and you can even submit your own stories there!
GIVEAWAY: Three winners will receive the book "Chicken Soup for the Soul: Teacher Tales"
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