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I would recommend anyone who is an education major to read this book.
Tracy Kidder captures the angst and the anger of the classroom in his book, "Among Schoolchildren," about the teaching-life of Mrs. Chris Zajac.
Reading Kidders book gave me the confidence and relaization that if I tried my hardest, and loved them, and worked hard I could do it.
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 2 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 4 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 5 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 7 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 9 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 12 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 20 months ago by Joe Bilson
The book is great, but the audio version sounds like read by a computer. I have listened to two other excellent audio books written and narrated by Tracy Kidder, and I really... Read morePublished 20 months ago by A. Gomez
ALL teachers should read this book! Compassionately written, deeply concerned vision of modern education...and a glimpse into the life of a dedicated teacher. Read morePublished on October 10, 2011 by Colarco