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978-0-684-71904-7 / 0684719045

The Thread That Runs So True

by Stuart, Jesse

Publisher:Touchstone Books 1970-06-01

Edition:Softcover

Language:English

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First published in 1949, Jesse Stuarts now classic personal account of his twenty years of teaching in the mountain region of Kentucky has enchanted and inspired generations of students and teachers.

With eloquence and wit, Stuart traces his twenty-year career in education, which began, when he was only seventeen years old, with teaching grades one through eight in a one-room schoolhouse. Before long Stuart was on a path that made him principal and finally superintendent of city and county schools. The road was not smooth, however, and Stuart faced many challenges, from students who were considerably olderand biggerthan he to well-meaning but distrustful parents, uncooperative administrators and, most daunting, his own fear of failure. Through it all, Stuart never lost his abiding faith in the power of education. A graceful ode to what he considered the greatest profession there is, Jesse Stuarts The Thread That Runs So True is timeless proof that good teaching is forever and the teacher is immortal.

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