Tony Danza’s, I’d Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had
The Who's the Boss actor recounts his year as a rookie teacher at Philadelphia's largest high school.
Tony Danza spent a year as a rookie teacher at Northeast High, Philadelphia’s largest high school with 3600 students. I’d Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had is his poignant account of his time spent in a classroom with twenty-six students determined not to cut him any slack.
Featuring indelible portraits of students and teachers alike, I’d Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had reveals just how hard it is to keep today’s technologically savvy – and often alienated — students engaged, how impressively committed most teachers are, and the out-sized role counseling plays in a teacher’s day, given the psychological burdens many students carry.
I’d Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had is sometimes laugh-out-loud funny but is mostly filled with hard-won wisdom and feel-good tears.
Start reading now with the excerpt below.