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This book gives the reader a very good outlook on what its like to be a teacher.
Tracy Kidder captures the angst and the anger of the classroom in his book, "Among Schoolchildren," about the teaching-life of Mrs. Chris Zajac.
Kidder fantastically shows this courage, compassion, and love for children that teachers need in order to go into such a powerful profession.
Book had no dust jacket and upper corner severely damaged (to the point of seeing visible layers of cardboard). Read morePublished 3 months ago by Nancy Truax
This is a remarkable work by a remarkable writer. Kidder invests time in his subjects on spec. In this case, he spent a year in an elementary school teacher's class. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Robert Duncanson
A must read! Excellent book for education classes or a teacher! I read it in my Foundations of Education class and I love this author a great inspiration on how tough it can be for... Read morePublished 8 months ago by mallory nelson
I found this book at times funny, sad, and optimistic. It's an enjoyable account of a school year at an elementary school in Holyoke, Massachusetts in the late 1980s. Read morePublished 9 months ago by E. Campbell
Was a required reading for class but find to be a must read for beginning teachers. Easy read and good advice/knowledge from those with experience.Published 10 months ago by Maralee Pumphrey
I bought this book because I like the way Tracy Kidder writes. Even though I work in educational settings...at times it was a bit tedious... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Mary Schoenfeldt
In the tradition of Mountains Beyond Mountains, Tracey Kidder takes the reader into an intimate world of which few people are aware or appreciate - this time a public school... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Daniel L. Berek
I loved reading this story because it brought you in the life of the character and it make it seem like it was a real life bookPublished on December 15, 2012 by Joe Bilson