Why Do Only White People Get Abducted by Aliens? E–pub READ

  • Hardcover
  • 233
  • Why Do Only White People Get Abducted by Aliens?
  • Ilana Garon
  • English
  • 10 July 2020
  • 9781626361133

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Ilana Garon Æ 2 Read Read ¹ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Æ Ilana Garon Download Ï Why Do Only White People Get Abducted by Aliens? Ë PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free S humorous oftentimes frustrating and occasionally horrifying truths that accompany the experience of teaching at a public high school in the Bronx today The overcrowded classrooms lack of textbooks and abundance of mice cockroaches and drugs weren’t the only challenges Garon faced during her first four years as a teacher Every day she’d interact with students such as Kayron Carlos Felicia Jonah Elizabeth and Tonya students dealing with real life addictions miscarriages stints in “juvie” abusive relationships turf wars and gang violence These students also brough. Interesting book A different side of education

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Ilana Garon Æ 2 Read Read ¹ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Æ Ilana Garon Download Ï Why Do Only White People Get Abducted by Aliens? Ë PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free According to Ilana Garon popular books and movies are inundated with the myth of the “hero teacher” the one who charges headfirst into dysfunctional inner city schools like a firefighter into an inferno bringing the student victims to safety through a combination of charisma and innate righteousness The students are then “saved” by the teacher’s idealism empathy and willingness to put faith in kids who have been given up on by society as a whole “Why Do Only White People Get Abducted by Aliens” is not that type of bookIn this book Garon reveals the sometime. Why Do Only White People Get Abducted by Aliens by Ilana GaronPublisher Skyhorse PublishingPublication date 2013Category MemoirSource I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review I don t know where to start After seeing Ilana Garon s book Why Do Only White People Get Abducted by Aliens reviewed on some fellow bloggers sites I knew I had to read it Garon teaches high school English in an inner city school and I teach in what we grew up calling a hick town So I assumed we wouldn t have too much in common but I am always up for real life teacher stories Within pages I found that although the environment in which I teach is drastically different from Garon s there are numerous parallels to students and experiences I ve had It s crazy really to think that the same experiences exist in drastically different environments You know what they say about assuming don t youGaron mentions that her story is one of reality not of the hero teacher type seen in movies such as Freedom Writers and the Ron Clark Story which although true stories are so far from the norm Garon states the purpose of her book best when she says It s a story aboutlearning to distinguish between mitigated failure and ualified success This is a book about the trial by fire all teachers must undergo about making mistakes and about learning from one s own students It s a book about trying to work within a broken system while at the same time being bolstered by the very same kids you came in wanting to save xvi I couldn t agree with the truth in this statement Garon s teaching environment is definitely dangerous and frightening than mine but as I said before I related to so many of her experiences The types of students she describes caused faces and names of my own students to pop into my head from as far back as ten years ago From the student who told me I looked like a dyke lesbian in front of an entire class my first year to the student who lied insistently even though he knew you saw everything to the student I helped clothe and naively attempted to broaden his world only to lose him to suicide the next year I can even somewhat relate to Garon s realization that she will never be a permanent resident of the environment in which she teaches While her students accept her for the most part she is already far too displaced from it all to do anything but empathize 223 Even teaching in a town identical to the one I grew up in I have found myself an interloper when faced with students whose lives are nothing I can seem to fathomGaron nails the experience The high and low emotions the self uestioning and doubt the mistakes the risks and chances taken the commitment the rewards the satisfaction the loveand by the end of the book I teared up as she described the decision to uit teaching for graduate school she did go back after graduating As tedious as the education system can be I don t find myself dreading a new school year every August and my thoughts often trail to my students in the off hours of any given day I wouldn t rather be in any other profession and Garon gives a good example why

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