Thank You, Teacher

Thank You, Teacher

Grateful Students Tell the Stories of the Teachers Who Changed Their Lives

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In 1993, when actor Tom Hanks received arguably the highest honor in his profession a Best Actor Oscar he thanked his high school drama teacher. Many can also name a teacher who gave them not only good instruction but also confidence and drive. Coauthor Holly Holbert heard her teacher husband, Bruce Holbert, wonder if he was doing his students any good, this in the face of teachers being blamed for a variety of social and economic woes. So she sent letters to hundreds of people she’d never met and had no reason to believe would respond asking about teachers who mattered to them. She was overwhelmed by answers. Eighty some of these up-close-and-personal stories are featured here. These are delightfully diverse (from acclaimed writer George Saunders to PBS chef May Ann Esposito), wise, and witty testaments to the teachers who do what they do everyday without expecting recognition, but who so richly deserve it.

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In this book, editors Holly and Bruce Holbert present readers with a collection of stories from students who credit their teachers with changing their lives for the better. The editors have organized the selections that make up the main body of the text in four parts devoted to the impact of the experiences of notable people with their teachers at the grade school, middle school, high school, and college levels. Bruce Hobert is a high school teacher from Washington state. Holly Holbert is an educator in Washington as well. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Novato, California : New World Library, [2016]
ISBN: 9781608684182
Branch Call Number: 371.1009 THANK
Characteristics: xxii, 280 pages ; 21 cm
Notes: Includes index


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