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The Bookshelf: June 26, 2014

In this week's Bookshelf, our content partner Kirkus Reviews highlights Crash Course.

Crash Course: The Life Lessons My Students Taught Me by Kim Bearden

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CRASH COURSE: The Life Lessons My Students Taught Me

by Kim Bearden

Grouped into 17 categories — including tenacity, bonding, generosity, creativity and love, the author brings readers into her classroom and into the lives of the students she taught, using real-life examples to deliver the overarching message that adults often have as much to learn from their students as vice versa. … Humorous and sensitive, Bearden's narratives bring to life the many issues inherent in public school teaching — e.g., how to engage and interact with students who come from broken homes, who feel invisible, who are shy or who believe that they are worthless. … Bearden provides helpful "class notes," which summarize each lesson, and "homework" so parents and teachers can use the lessons she learned in their own situations.

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