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Get Up or Give Up: How I Almost Gave Up on Teaching Hardcover – October 3, 2017
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About the Author
Michael Bonner is a second-grade teacher at South Greenville Elementary School in Greenville, NC. He is working hard every day to make a profound impact on his students with his vision to teach them to become productive global citizens. Michael was voted Teacher of the Year by his peers and also received the Pacesetters Award from the American Association for Blacks in Higher Education. Michael was honored by Ellen DeGeneres in recognition of his positive and innovative approaches to education for children struggling with the challenges of poverty. In February 2017, Ellen Degeneres flew his class to Los Angeles to surprise them by making a music video with amazing celebrities such as Ice Cube, Big Sean, Migos, Ty Dolla Sign, and Lin Manuel Miranda! Since then, Michael Bonner has been speaking at universities and corporate events on the importance of educational equity and the necessity for quality teachers.
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I finally got the chance to crack this book open and told myself I’d only read a few chapters; that I instead should focus on my to-do list. You know that didn’t work and I demolished the book in an hour and a half!
Even at such a novice level of teaching, I totally needed this recharge. The root of my fears, concerns, and uncertainties stemmed from the belief that it was still so early in my “career” to be on such a seemingly downhill roller coaster. It had nothing to do with my kids, but that I felt that my inability to reach them was a sign that I wasn’t in the right place. Thankfully, though, things are truly on their way up!
Michael Bonner, thank you for sharing your testimony with the world. I would have never guessed you doubted yourself at one point in time, but it’s refreshing to hear. Your four classroom paradigms WILL be implemented first thing tomorrow and your daily affirmation will be printed, framed, and given a new home on my desk. You da man! It’s only the beginning for you, brother! I’m overjoyed to see all that you are accomplishing.
Time to GET UP!
Thanks again, Mr. Bonner!
It was an easy read well worth the time!!!
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Impacting my classroom.
Your POV as a student and the juxtaposition as a teacher is just brilliant. Caring enough to find innovative and inventive methods to reach and teach your...Read more