What are the best memoirs written by teachers?

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    #1White Teacher

    White Teacher

    White Teacher by Vivian Gussin Paley is a non-fiction narrative of the author itself on her teaching days on kindergarten. Each page has a gush of poignant memories of her as a White Teacher.


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    #236 Children

    36 Children

    36 Children by Herbert Kohl is a mix of the author's biography on teaching and his student's output under his supervision. This book will enlighten an aspiring teacher and entertain those who are already in the teaching profession.


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    Ronald Kennedy
    Written on March 30, 2018
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    #3P.S. You're Not Listening

    P.S. You're Not Listening

    P.S. You're Not Listening by Eleanor Craig is a biography of the author herself dealing with different kinds of students especially those who are easily get distracted. This book tells her real-life experiences with her genuine learnings.


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    Donna Peters
    Written on April 10, 2018
    "This book is from an interesting perspective of a teacher. Not being a teacher myself, I appreciate learning about the struggles and triumphs, ups and downs of this very common profession. It is touching in many places, and I found myself thinking back to classmates I had, wondering if their experience was similar to the students in this book. "
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    #4Teacher Man

    Teacher Man

    Teacher Man: A Memoir by Frank McCourt is the author's own memoir of his teaching experience which led to his writing career at the same time. This book describes ever teacher's teaching dilemma and celebratory fun in between.


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    Samuel Walsh
    Written on April 3, 2018
    "Frank McCourt's 'Teacher Man' was an interesting read. Overall it seemed pretty average in terms of experiences, but that's what I enjoyed. McCourt was open about his faults and mistakes and the openness and mundane made the book feel like you were having a chat with somebody. Education and learning in general are very important to me, but I don't have the patience to ever be a teacher, and this book reinforced that idea. If nothing else it helps shed light on some of the trouble with our education system and reminds us all that teachers are only human."
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    #5Losing My Faculties

    Losing My Faculties
    Losing My Faculties: A Teacher's Story by Brendan Halpin is the author's own narrative on her teaching jobs. This book is about frustrations on teaching while being driven because of the author's passion for teaching.

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    Joe Hawkins
    Written on April 7, 2018
    "Well written, thoughtful, and fun, this book is worth the read if you are a teacher, like teachers, or want to know more about what it's like being a teacher... or just why someone would be crazy enough to want to spend all their time with unruly teenagers."
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    #6Teach Like Your Hair's on Fire

    Teach Like Your Hair's on Fire
    Teach Like Your Hair's on Fire: The Methods and Madness Inside Room 56 by Rafe Esquith is the author's revelation on his teaching style and techniques. This book will allow a reader to learn more than just keypoints.

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    Bryan Burke
    Written on April 8, 2018
    "Teach Like Your Hair's on Fire is a fun read. It's basically a tips and tidbits into some unique teaching styles and techniques presented by the author, Rafe Esquith. I found it really enjoyable to read because the methods and madness presented inside this room 56 is basicaly Esquith's revelation into what makes the teaching profession so unique and special. Let's just say it's more then bullet points, this is a collection of memoirs almost and it makes the material really interesting to soak in."
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    #7There Are No Shortcuts

    There Are No Shortcuts

    There Are No Shortcuts by Rafe Esquith is the author's account of his teaching journey. This book will inspire not just the teachers but also the students that learning can be fun.


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    Martha Edwards
    Written on April 10, 2018
    "A great book about a great teacher. It is clear to see that he puts in so much effort to help his students and they thrive from his attention. I enjoyed his writing style and wish more teachers were like him. "
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    #8Dangerous Minds

    Dangerous Minds
    Dangerous Minds is an American drama film directed by John Smith, released in 1995. The film stars Michelle Pfeiffer in its lead and revolves around her teaching job in a high school full of students from lower-class and underprivileged backgrounds.

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    Susan Wilson
    Written on July 22, 2018
    "Dramas about underprivileged people are relatable to the masses. Dangerous minds is a take on this kind of genre."
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    #932 Third Graders and One Class Bunny

    32 Third Graders and One Class Bunny
    32 Third Graders and One Class Bunny by Phillip Done is the author's own narrative on an amusing yet fulfilling journey as a teacher. This book is a testament to how teaching children from the third grade can be a real struggle but fun.

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    Eugene Nelson
    Written on March 30, 2018
    "A great read that will make you laugh and make you think. I was amazed how touched I felt reading the stories in this book. It is an excellent look at life in a third grade classroom told by a wonderful teacher. The best book of its kind."
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    #10Life and Acting: Techniques for the Actor

    Life and Acting: Techniques for the Actor

    Life and Acting: Techniques for the Actor is a book advice from theatre veteran, Jack Garfein whose insight can only be gained by experience as both a teacher and practitioner. The book was published on June 30th, 2010 by Northwestern University Press.

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    Ishan Shah
    Written on April 8, 2018
    "A long time ago I was an acting student and my girlfriend bought me this great book to get me started. It made me realize that a lot of acting is a learn-able skill that you can actually develop all on your own without any prior history of doing it. This has some great lessons for monologues, delivers, and how to convey proper emotion. I love it and highly recommend that anyone remotely interested pick it up."
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    #11My Life in Art

    My Life in Art

    My Life in Art is the breathtaking autobiography by  Konstantin Stanislavsky, one of the most important people in the world of theatre. It was published on October 8th, 2004 by University Press of the Pacific.


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    Paul Ray
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "Outstanding autobiography, Konstantin Stanislavsky reveals his own ideas and experience."
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    #12The Thread That Runs So True

    The Thread That Runs So True

    The Thread That Runs So True: A Mountain School Teacher Tells His Story is a memoir written by Jesse Stuart about his 20 years' worth of experiences as a teacher in mountainous Kentucky.


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    Albert Lane
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "I believe this is a must read for any aspiring teachers. Jesse Stuart really captured the feelings that I have gone through as a teacher in a moving, beautifully written memoir. The characters in this memoir are developed so well and the way he describes his approach to teaching is telling to how dedicated and passionate he was about the profession. Although the memoir is quite old, it really shows how some things don't change. Absolute fantastic read."


Best What are the best memoirs written by teachers
1White TeacherBooks 41 Paid
236 ChildrenBooks 37 Paid
3P.S. You're Not ListeningBooks 34 Paid
4Teacher ManBooks 33 Paid
5Losing My FacultiesBooks 32 Paid
6Teach Like Your Hair's on FireBooks 29 Paid
7There Are No ShortcutsBooks 27 Paid
8Dangerous MindsMovies 10 Paid
932 Third Graders and One Class BunnyBooks 4 Paid
10Life and Acting: Techniques for the ActorBooks 0 Paid

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