Cheryl Clark recounts her 40-year journey as an English and ESL teacher in some tough big-city high schools. Straight talk, with advice and humor.
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After almost 40 years in the classroom, Cheryl Clark has plenty of stories to tell. She shares sweet, funny, and sometimes scary anecdotes about the kids she met and tried to teach.
For those working as teachers now, there are concrete lesson plans and words of advice. For the novice and aspiring teacher, there is comfort in the knowledge that Clark has gained over her long career, usually working in the poorest neighborhoods. The book gives insight into the lives of students and teachers who work hard to succeed in trying environments.
"I never taught in a school in a 'good neighborhood', but it wasn't the Blackboard Jungle, either.
I taught in the buildings that were built at least 70 years before. Always overcrowded, in the classes, libraries, and eating areas."