Teachers by profession are storytellers, and over time good teachers become great storytellers
Mooresville, NC (PRWEB) September 29, 2012
“I’ve recalled from my memory rather than to document from historical documents because I have wanted this narrative to be personal rather than factually correct,” Fenninger explains.
Divided into three sections, “Among Teachers” first sets out to recount the author’s journey as a student, teacher, parent and administrator in the educational world. A second section features a series of essays describing teachers and commenting on the societal pressures they face. Finally, Fenninger shares a body of writing that came about as a result of his experiences in education.
An excerpt from “Among Teachers”:
“Teachers by profession are storytellers, and over time good teachers become great storytellers. They provide tales to present course material, to give examples of good behavior, and to provide a means of team building. Even the sternest teacher has good stories at his fingertips to make points. We learn through those stories, and we remember them. Our lives become better because of them.”
As he shares his own stories, Fenninger invites readers to become actively involved in demanding improved education at a reasonable cost. “Improved educational delivery is one of the most important issues in our country,” he notes.
About the Author
Peter L. Fenninger taught in both public and private secondary schools for close to 30 years. During that time, he also held a variety of administrative positions and did post-graduate degree work in public school administration at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. Since then, he has been teaching at Mitchell Community College in Statesville, N.C. Fenninger has also been a personnel manager and manager of a trucking depot. In both cases, he spent time teaching adults various tasks. He and his wife reside in Mooresville, N.C.
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