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Becoming Mr. Henry: One Man's Path from Learning to Teaching

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The journey of a teacher, and what he learned along the way

The true story of an American teacher, Becoming Mr. Henry traces the development of the author from a young boy bewildered by the world to a knowing mentor of street-wise youth. Along the way, Mr. Henry dispenses ample insight on current educational debates involving high-stakes testing, abstinence education and ze

Paperback, 187 pages
Published September 1st 2005 by Sterlinghouse Publisher
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Jon Manchester
I know this author personally and enjoyed hearing his thoughts on the American education system after he spent years as a high school teacher in Minnesota. Essentially he dislikes the push to "teach to the test" and standardize education to the point where all creativity is removed and kids are simply drilled on memorizing arcane facts. Peter is also philosophical in the book:

"Or perhaps, as I reason now, it was more about tripping over the basic truth of how this life works: you create yourself
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