I'd Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had: My Year as a Rookie Teacher at Northeast High
Entering Northeast’s crowded halls in September of 2009, Tony found his way to a classroom filled with twenty-six students who were dete ...more
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Hold on, let me check Wikipedia to see if I even got that much right.
I did? Oh, good.
Anyway, Danza kind of slipped out of my cu ...more
My daughter walked into the living room while I was reading the scene about you sitting with a student while she wrote a letter to her mother, a letter that revealed some of the abhorrent things she had suffered in her life at home. I was weeping openly, touched by your tenacity, your sensitivity, and your admission that you thought it might have been better not to have known the truth.
The scene so completely paralleled an experience I had during my first year as a middle school t ...more
His celebrity definitely shines a light on urban public education, though I'd hardly call his experience legit, since he only taught one class for one year. To be fair, he repeats this throughout the book to credit his colleagues, who taught five.
Personally, I get annoyed by aggrandizing people who teach for a year and ...more
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Danza tries his best to convince us ...more
I ended up with new-found respect for him. I wouldn’t voluntarily spend 5 minutes in a high school classroom-- even a wealthy suburban one--and he stuck it out for the whole year in inner city Philly even after the tv crew deserted him.
Out of a strong passion for teaching, Danza signs up to teach fo ...more
- He has a teacher's heart. It's in the right place because he really does care about the kids and wants them to ...more
Danza goes into Northeast High in Philadelphia as, dare I say it, a stunt...A&E cameras followed his every move, and we were going ...more
What looks like a publicity stunt by an out-of-work actor trying to jump start a career is really a sincere attempt to get a taste of what being a real teacher is all about. Danza starts the book explaining that he was at a low point in his career, having just had his TV talk show canc ...more
I’d Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had is television, screen and stage star Tony Danza’s absorbing account of a year spent teaching tenth-grade English at Northeast High -- Philadelphia’s largest high school with 3600 students.
Entering Northeast’s crowded halls in September of 2009, Tony found his way to a classroom filled with twenty-six students who were determined not to cut him any slack. They cared nothing about “Mr. Danza’s” showbiz credentials, and they immediately put him on
I think this book is intended for those who are unaware of the state of education today in failing school districts--parents who have children long out of school, or who settle in the suburbs, or those adults who don't have children at all. In that case, this book is a great introduction to the world of the modern-day teacher, who is expected to fulfill multiple important roles in the lives of children who desperately need it, but who is also living under the stress ...more
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Born and raised in Brooklyn, Danza received a wrestling scholarship to the University of Dubuque in Iowa, where he e ...more