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Not Another Apple for the Teacher : Hundreds of Fascinating Facts from the World of Education - Erin Barrett

Not Another Apple for the Teacher

Hundreds of Fascinating Facts from the World of Education


Published: 1st November 2002
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From devastating remarks made by teachers ("Addled, backward dunce, " about young Thomas Edison) to tales of the rich and famous on campus (William Randolph Hearst kept a pet alligator at Harvard), this book gathers hundreds of facts about teachers and students, including:
-- Gene Simmons, Kris Kristofferson, and Sting were all teachers before starting their music careers.
-- Some high school dropouts do all right: neither Henry Ford, Jack London, nor George Gershwin ever graduated.
-- Another reason to keep good notes: only small fragments of Aristotle's writings exist. His reputation is based almost entirely on his students' class notes.

In such chapters as "Educational Follies, " "Words for the Wise, " and "Life on Campus, " this trivia collection humorously illustrates Mark Twain's observation "I have never let my schooling interfere with my education."

Out of the halls and into the classroom -- Don't know much about history -- First in its class -- Where the word things are -- Past lives -- Before they were famous -- Tools of the trade -- Teacher appreciation -- Fightin' words -- Teaching by the numbers -- Educational follies -- Life on campus -- Worldly wise -- The wild world of school sports -- Truer words were never spoken -- Teachers on page, stage, and screen -- An alternative education -- Lunches, libraries, and bus drivers.

ISBN: 9781609250713
ISBN-10: 1609250710
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1st November 2002
Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing