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Saturday, June 22, 2013

I'd Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I've Ever Had

Book #53 Read in 2013
I'd Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I've Ever Had by Tony Danza

This book is a must read for teachers or those wanting to teach.  Danza details the struggles facing teachers, districts and students today.  He also is always up front that he was only teaching a1/5 of a teaching load as a normal teacher.  He talks about being the newbie, finding his connection with his students, his administration, fellow faculty members and parents.  This book tells of how A&E shot a reality television show of his year teaching in a Philadelphia high school.

Danza's humor shines through this book.  At the same time, he is amazingly real and honest throughout the book.  Not all of his lessons worked but he did not give up.  He could not save every student of his, but that did not mean that he stopped trying.  I loved this book.


  1. Although becoming a teacher is not my dream job, it's definitely one of the careers I was considering before and may someday get the chance to pursue. I'd love to get Danza's insights on it. :)

  2. It was a book that had a great balance of humor and reality...if you read it, let me know what you think!

  3. haha great title! i owned them apology too.

  4. :-) I'm sure most of did at some point.


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