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by Frank McCourt

eBook Teacher Man ePub
Author: Frank McCourt
Language: English
ISBN: 0007253877
ISBN13: 978-0007253876
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers; Re-issue edition (2006)
Pages: 288
Subcategory: Biography
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 902
Formats: mbr azw doc txt
ePub file: 1966 kb
Fb2 file: 1140 kb

Part of Frank McCourt series by Frank McCourt.

Part of Frank McCourt series by Frank McCourt. In 'Tis I wrote about my life in America and how I became a teacher. After it was published I had the nagging feeling I'd given teaching short shrift. In America, doctors, lawyers, generals, actors, television people and politicians are admired and rewarded.

Frank McCourt became an unlikely star when. view Kindle eBook view Audible audiobook.

Teacher Man is a 2005 memoir written by Frank McCourt which describes and reflects on his teaching experiences in New York high schools and colleges. It is in continuation to his earlier two memoirs, Angela's Ashes and 'Tis. Frank McCourt's pedagogy involves the students taking responsibility for their own learning, especially in his first school, McKee Vocational and Technical High School, in New York

Teacher Man. A Memoir.

Nearly a decade ago Frank McCourt became an unlikely star when, at the age of sixty-six, he burst onto the literary scene with Angela's Ashes, the Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir of his childhood in Limerick, Ireland. Now, here at last, is McCourt's long-awaited book about how his thirty-year teaching career shaped his second act as a writer.

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A third memoir from the author of the huge international bestsellers 'Angela's Ashes' and ''Tis'. In 'Teacher Man', Frank McCourt details his illustrious, amusing, and sometimes rather bumpy years as an English teacher in the public high schools of New York City. Frank McCourt arrived in New York as a young, impoverished and idealistic Irish boy - but who crucially had an American passport, having been born in Brooklyn. He didn't know what he wanted except to stop being hungry and to better himself.

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Frank McCourt was an Irish-American writer and teacher. McCourt also wrote the memoirs ’Tis (2000) and Teacher Man (2005), which detailed his teaching experiences and the challenges of being a teacher. He taught writing in the New York Public School system for several years. Gallery of Frank McCourt.

As a New York City high school teacher, Frank McCourt, who died on. .Although his books were still years off, Mr. McCourt was famous at Stuyvesant throughout much of his time there.

As a New York City high school teacher, Frank McCourt, who died on Sunday, used to tell his students stories that would become Angela’s Ashes. Frank had us sing salacious folk songs, he had us write courtroom defenses of inanimate objects and recite recipes as poetry, said Susan Jane Gilman, a former student who has published two memoirs. Stuyvesant was largely for math-science types, it was learning by rote. Frank’s class was an intellectual freefall. I looked forward to it every day.

A man saw me finish this book on a very crowded Amtrak train and asked whether I enjoyed it. I was so happy to tell someone how much I loved this book and his other two.

I actually liked this one the least, but that barely matters. I loved it almost the same. He was an engaging and hilarious writer. He would have been better if he'd been a tad more honest with himself about himself but I guess then he wouldn't be Frank McCourt. ;) I'm sad he didn't leave us with more of his wonderful stories.
This is the third of Frank McCourt's memoir trilogy which followed up his Pulitzer Prize winning debut "Angela's Ashes" and 'Tis. This deals with Frank McCourt's teaching career in New York City. I did enjoy witty and self depreciating style of writing. I was a little disappointed that even though he dives deep into his teaching career we learn little of his personal life. I would have been interested in his relationships with his wives/children and his brother (and author also Malachy McCourt). I think this would have painted a broader picture of his life and how it influenced his teaching style. I'd only read it if you've read his first two books and wish finish the trilogy plus I think it would more sense to have the back story of the other two. Too bad he hadn't written more as I think his style is entertaining and insightful.
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This book made me appreciate the fact that I teach adults and not kids in high school. Now I can understand what my son goes through when he teaches his classes in high school. I love what Frank stated as advice to a young teacher, "Do what you love". If Frank, or I , or anyone else can reach just one student and make a difference, we feel like we are successful. We have done our job.
I don't know when I've enjoyed a book as much as I'm enjoying this one! I've read Angela's Ashes and loved it but it was a sad story. This inside look into what it was like to teach English in American schools is priceless and I've laughed out loud many times as Frank McCourt is a gifted writer in that he gives you a clear visualization of each classroom scene. I love it!
I taught 23 years in Brooklyn where my students were mostly Black. Some Afro American, many from the West Indies. I then transferred to Staten Island where my students were mostly white, a combination of Italian, Jewish and Irish backgrounds. I saw the many different cultures that the author experienced. I enjoyed the humor and honesty of the book. And in many cases recalled the similar feelings of the author. This book should be required reading for any education major looking into the teaching career. Great job Mr. McCourt.
I know Angela’s Ashes and Tis get all the attention. However, as a teacher, I resonate more toward Teacher Man. I first read this on audio with Frank McCourt as the author! That accent! If you are a teacher, this is a must read.
This isn't the first time I've read Teacher Man. It's not even the second. But it is the first time I've listened to it read by the author in his beautiful Irish brogue. Honestly, I just love this book. It should be required reading for all English teachers. I don't mean that we should all be McCourt style teachers, of course. But I think there's a great lesson here about being yourself and finding your own style and voice in the classroom.
Having taught (kindergarten, first grade, middle school), I understand the frustration, but oh,my, Frank does do a lot of whining. However -- I enjoyed the accounts of his first, all-too-familiar, fumbling attempts to control a classroom. There were some laugh-out-loud moments. And if you can make it to the last few chapters, you get into the real meat of the story -- how to become a writer. I've been working at becoming a writer for most of my life, and the last few chapters gave me a lot to think about and work towards. So, thanks, Frank. I'm sure I'll refer back to those precious last few chapters over and over. It may be the only creative writing class anyone needs to take.
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