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If It Helps A Child, It's Good.,
This review is from: I'd Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had: My Year as a Rookie Teacher at Northeast High (Hardcover)
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The moving aspect of Danza's memoir is that there are at least 26 young individuals who will keep with them memories of many learning activities they were introduced to; Shakespeare and other poets, the poetry readings, the field trips, and being filmed, among the other writing activities and learning exercises... this all will be with them forever; a significant experience alone, without mention of them being signed on somewhat to Danza's notoriety. This in whole really is what learning is all about.
One of my favorite parts was Charmaine. Really enjoyed, and was surprised too, with how she pieced together that assigned wordlist to come up with a story...and in the final hour at that. Very creative. Sounded like something I might've written in 10th grade. I also really appreciated the substantial piece of advice one of the teachers gave Danza early on... about how to reach students; although surely this was more to my benefit since Danza had this area well covered. His heart was into this project from the start.
If it helps even one child that may have not otherwise been reached before, it's good and makes a difference, as every little bit counts. Nice work.