The Lasting Effect of Teachers and the Importance of Education

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Educator Peter L. Fenninger pens new book, Among Teachers

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Teachers by profession are storytellers, and over time good teachers become great storytellers

Peter L. Fenninger gives a powerful testimony to the impact of teachers and the need for improved education in his new collection of memoirs, “Among Teachers" (published by Trafford Publishing).

“I’ve recalled from my memory rather than to document from historical documents because I have wanted this narrative to be personal rather than factually correct,” Fenninger explains.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.

Trafford Publishing, an Author Solutions, Inc. author services imprint, was the first publisher in the world to offer an “on-demand publishing service,” and has led the independent publishing revolution since its establishment in 1995. Trafford was also one of the earliest publishers to utilize the Internet for selling books. More than 10,000 authors from over 120 countries have utilized Trafford’s experience for self publishing their books. For more information about Trafford Publishing, or to publish your book today, call 1-888-232-4444 or visit trafford.com.
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