It was never in author Joe Gillilandas plan to become a teacher, certainly not a college teacher and most certainly not an English teacher. But thatas what happened, and heas never looked back. In A Teacheras Tale, he explains, how by neither planning for nor seeking a life of learning and teaching, lacking a syllabus or lesson plan, he discovered that a life in academe lay in his pathaa path heas followed for more than fifty years. A Teacheras Tale begins in 1932 with Gillilandas first experiences in schooling and concludes in the summer of 1955 just as he completes his apprenticeship and stands on the brink of becoming a qualified instructor in a small college in east Texas. This memoir presents a collection of stories about his experiences as a teacher and a college student. A story of schooling deeply immersed in the arts and humanities, A Teacheras Tale shares Gillilandas love of the university and how it compelled him to seek a life devoted to teaching, primarily in the community college arena. Through this narrative, he brings together a philosophy of higher education based on the importance of arts and humanities in todayas high- tech world.after Ia#39;d left the lab and AMSCO behind and had gotten back home, Mama met me at the door to congratulate me, her elder ... a cashiera#39;s check to deposit in a checking account in Austin, or should I open a checking account here in Corpus?
|Title||:||A Teacher’s Tale|
|Publisher||:||iUniverse - 2015-03-05|