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Never too old to teach : how middle-aged wisdom can transform young minds in the classroom

Author: Neil M Goldman
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Education, ©2009.
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Never Too Old to Teach is a heart-warming story of a middle-aged man's first year of teaching high school after spending twenty years in a corporate cubicle. Written in a humorous, straightforward style with minimal technical jargon, this book provides richly detailed accounts of events, lessons, and conversations that actually took place in the author's special education English classroom. Goldman's accounts are  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Goldman, Neil M., 1964-
Never too old to teach.
Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Education, ©2009
(DLC) 2008034224
(OCoLC)243941631
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Neil M Goldman
ISBN: 9781578869763 1578869765 1282522647 9781282522640
OCLC Number: 429667364
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 327 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction --
From a corporate cubicle to the Special Ed classroom --
The unfair Special Education stigma --
The thought --
The interview --
Knot in my stomach --
Chocolate brownies --
Masters of brevity --
The shampoo bottle --
Sleepyhead --
Drew, the human spring --
Stop harassing my son --
The domino effect --
Reaching Carl --
My mother tore that shit up --
The wise enforcer --
Leave me be, I'm doing fine --
Special Education--a paradox --
You don't have the patience to be a teacher --
Why are we learning this in English class? --
Kyle's observation --
You're doing this for free? --
Racism, Theresa, and the big-box store --
Fairness and equality --
The crashing and burning of a group contingency --
Worthless piece of shit --
No drinks in the classroom --
The LBS-I is a good thing --
Don't fear the high school --
The mysterious kangaroo and his indictment --
Student teaching: introduction --
A globe --
Metal detectors --
The perpetual assembly --
My mentors --
Mentor #1: candy man --
Mentor #2: a student's oldest friend --
Apologia --
The difference between men and women --
"Why are you teaching us this shit?" --
Don't wish for quiet.
Responsibility: Neil M. Goldman.

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