- Hardcover: 160 pages
- Publisher: Walker & Company; First Edition edition (September 1, 1988)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0802710530
- ISBN-13: 978-0802710536
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.5 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,133,048 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Boys: A Schoolmaster's Journal Hardcover – September 1, 1988
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At St. Bernard's, a private school for boys in Manhattan, where he has taught the fourth grade for 18 years, the author of this engaging journal is known as "Baz." As he relates his experiences within and outside the classroom in a series of amusing and insightful vignettes, the reader is aware of a true teacher at work. Among his youthful charges there is a remarkable level of sophistication; so, without a pause, Baz accepts the invitation of a nine-year-old to join him "for drinks" at a midtown hotel where he has a tab. More familiar in the teacher's ambiance are parental conferences about troubling and troublesome students and heady encounters with individualistic grade-schoolers in the learning process. Throughout, there is an aura of rapport nourished by a nonconformist educator who reciprocates his students' affection.
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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and able to instruct his charges in a way very few educators can … the boys wanted to learn in Baz's classes … he had their complete attention… His classes were disciplined … but along with his excellent teaching skills, there was understanding,
humanity, and humor.
His style … undeniable. His idea of a class trip was: Breakfast At Belmont to see the horses at their morning workouts.
(He was born in New Orleans, after all). This book should be required reading for parents and teachers.