Signed, Your Student: Celebrities Praise the Teachers Who Made Them Who They are Today Hardcover – 14 Jun 2010
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Signed, Your Student We can all think back to that one special teacher who influenced our lives in profound and lasting ways. "Signed, Your Student" is a moving tribute to the teachers who influenced some of our most well-known personalities. From veteran journalist Bill Moyers to writer Nicola Kraus; from "The View's" Sherri Shepherd to documentary filmmaker Ken Burns, these celebrities offer heartwarming stories of the teachers who inspired them to achieve greatness. Holly Holbert began collecting stories from local celebrities as a tribute to her teacher husband. When one of them suggested she expand her project, she was astonished at the contributions she received. The re...
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Reading this book, perhaps one of the most powerful passages from the stories of being inspired by a teacher that I connected with came from Dean Karnazes, 2009 Ultramarathon Man and New York Times best-selling author. “Write with all your heart, she told me. I will never forget those words. Thank you, Mrs. Karnazes. Thank you, Mom.” 137 pages into the book, this is the first story of a parent as a teacher. It made me think of my mother, her mother, and my father—all of whom were teachers, but they taught through their own erudite examples rather than through lesson plans. When I write or when I teach, I want to do justice to their examples.
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