Monday, July 20, 2009

RIP Frank McCourt

This does not have much to do with Taiwan, but does have to do with teaching...Frank McCourt one of my favorite authors and a dynamic, inspiring NYC public school teacher passed away at the age of 78. Despite his poverty stricken and chaotic childhood, he was still able to reach, inspire, influence and most importantly TEACH a diverse and notoriously demanding group of NYC public High School students. His writing style is fluid, self-decapitating, wonderfully descriptive and most importantly genuine. As a writer and teacher he helped many around the world. Anyone who is considering teaching, should read "Teacher Man". To see the positive affect this man had on so many check this out.
NYC public schools, and schools around the world need more creative dynamic and genuine teachers like him. And the literary world needs more talented writers like him as well.


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