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  • Title: I'd Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had: My Year as a Rookie Teacher at Northeast High
  • Author: Tony Danza
  • ISBN: 9780307887863
  • Page: 425
  • Format: Hardcover

  • I d Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had is television, screen and stage star Tony Danza s absorbing account of a year spent teaching tenth grade English at Northeast High Philadelphia s largest high school with 3600 students Entering Northeast s crowded halls in September of 2009, Tony found his way to a classroom filled with twenty six students who were deI d Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had is television, screen and stage star Tony Danza s absorbing account of a year spent teaching tenth grade English at Northeast High Philadelphia s largest high school with 3600 students Entering Northeast s crowded halls in September of 2009, Tony found his way to a classroom filled with twenty six students who were determined not to cut him any slack They cared nothing about Mr Danza s showbiz credentials, and they immediately put him on the hot seat Featuring indelible portraits of students and teachers alike, I d Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had reveals just how hard it is to keep today s technologically savvy and often alienated students engaged, how impressively committed most teachers are, and the outsized role counseling plays in a teacher s day, given the psychological burdens many students carry The book also makes vivid how a modern high school works, showing Tony in a myriad of roles from lecturing on To Kill a Mockingbird to coaching the football team to organizing a talent show to leading far flung field trips to hosting teacher gripe sessions A surprisingly poignant account, I d Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had is sometimes laugh out loud funny but is mostly filled with hard won wisdom and feel good tears.
    Tony Danza
    Perhaps best known for starring on some of television s most beloved and long running series, including Taxi 1978 1983 and Who s the Boss 1984 1992 , Tony Danza has also established himself as a stage and screen star, and he is indisputably one of America s most iconic performers.Born and raised in Brooklyn, Danza received a wrestling scholarship to the University of Dubuque in Iowa, where he earned a bachelor s degree in history education Discovered at a boxing gymnasium in New York, Danza was ultimately cast in the critically acclaimed ABC series Taxi, earning him a place in television history He followed Taxi with a starring role in the classic ABC comedy series Who s the Boss , which ran for eight seasons.Eventually Tony explored his love for the stage, and among his many stage credits is his exciting run on Broadway in Mel Brooks s hit musical The Producers, playing Max Bialystock 2006 2007 , and his reprise of the role in the Las Vegas production at Paris Las Vegas 2007 For his theatrical debut in Wrong Turn at Lungfish 1993 , he earned an Outer Critic s Circle Award nomination Other stage credits include the critically acclaimed The Iceman Cometh, opposite Kevin Spacey, Arthur Miller s Tony Award winning play A View from the Bridge, and I Remember You.Most recently, it was announced that the ABC television network and ABC Studio are developing a sitcom entitled The Guys, is being developed to be Tony Danza s return to half hour multi cam comedy Tony is also developing a project that could mark his return to the stage the much buzzed about musical adaptation of the 1992 Castle Rock hit comedy Honeymoon in Vegas Tony s next big screen role will be playing Joseph Gordon Levitt s father in Levitt s much buzzed about directorial debut, entitled Don Jon s Addiction The film stars Levitt, Danza, Julianne Moore, and Scarlett Johansson, and will be released in 2013.Among Tony s previous television experience is his role as attorney Joe Celano on the CBS dramatic series Family Law 2000 2002 , his Emmy nominated performance on David E Kelley s award winning series The Practice 1998 , and ABC s The Tony Danza Show, a talk show that was broadcast live in New York from 2004 2006 He also starred in and executive produced the ABC comedy series Hudson Street, NBC s The Tony Danza Show, hosted Saturday Night Live several times and hosted numerous award shows, including the 2001 Miss America Pageant and the 2003 People s Choice Awards.Amongst Tony s big screen credits are his roles in Walt Disney s Angels in the Outfield, She s Out of Control, The Hollywood Knights, and A Brooklyn State of Mind.In 2009 2010, Tony took on his most challenging role yet teaching tenth grade English at Philadelphia s Northeast High School His amazing experience working as a real teacher was taped and aired on AE last year in the form of the critically acclaimed seven part documentary series, entitled Teach In September 2012, Crown Publishers a division of Random House will publish Tony s book about the experience, entitled I d Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had My Year as a Rookie Teacher at Northeast High.In 2010, AARP The Magazine, the definitive voice for 50 Americans and the world s largest circulation magazine with than 35 million readers, presented Tony with their Inspire Award The Inspire Awards pay tribute to extraordinary people who inspire others to action through their innovative thinking, passion and perseverance.Tony currently lives in New York City.


    Commentaires:

    Benjamin Thomas
    I've always liked Tony Danza and I know I'm not alone in that sentiment. It's not just the characters we've seen him play but somehow he's always seemed "genuine". Now I've never been a teacher but I've certainly been a student for a whole lot of years and I've been a parent to two children who have made it through the school system successfully. I've had ample opportunity to observe teachers in action and have always felt a reverence for them and what they do.This book is a great portrayal of w [...]

    Chris
    If you're my age [1], the first thing you think about when you hear Tony Danza's name is the show Who's The Boss? Honestly, I remember nearly nothing about that show except that it was set in Connecticut (which I only remember because that's where I was living when it was on) and that Danza played some kind of live-in servant? Housekeeper? For a divorced career woman?Hold on, let me check to see if I even got that much right.I did? Oh, good.Anyway, Danza kind of slipped out of my cultural viewf [...]

    Rachel Watkins
    As an education reform nerd and public school advocate and volunteer who is closely monitoring the defunding of public schools on a legislative level across the U.S this book hit close to home. I taught school before NCLB and things are so different now. I appreciated Mr. Danza's humility and deep dedication to his students during his one year teaching experiment. The epilogue is full of insightful commentary based on his experience in a Philadelphia h.s. I agree with this statement wholehearted [...]

    Celeste
    Dear Mr. Danza,My daughter walked into the living room while I was reading the scene about you sitting with a student while she wrote a letter to her mother, a letter that revealed some of the abhorrent things she had suffered in her life at home. I was weeping openly, touched by your tenacity, your sensitivity, and your admission that you thought it might have been better not to have known the truth.The scene so completely paralleled an experience I had during my first year as a middle school t [...]

    Maria
    This is Tony Danza's book about teaching one class during one academic year in a public school in Philly, while trying to film a reality show about it that didn't really take off.His celebrity definitely shines a light on urban public education, though I'd hardly call his experience legit, since he only taught one class for one year. To be fair, he repeats this throughout the book to credit his colleagues, who taught five. Personally, I get annoyed by aggrandizing people who teach for a year and [...]

    Laura
    I picked up this book for a couple of reasons. As a librarian in a small town with a small crop of kids who have been acting up increasingly lately, I felt I could benefit from a story of a self-proclaimed "rookie teacher" with only an inkling of how to actually teach, and how to reach and relate to high school kids. That's not to say Tony Danza was born yesterday; he has a degree in history and wanted to become a teacher before he became a boxer (!!) and then an actor. I admire him for taking s [...]

    Mediaman
    This book is surprisingly tedious and uninspiring. While Danza tries to claim to inspire children in a Philadelphia high school, he comes across as kind of clueless and even at times dumb. From not following school rules to getting an alcoholic drink while chaperoning kids on a school field trip to improperly giving students extra time on a standardize test, he indicts himself as a guy whose heart may be in the right place but his head doesn't get how to teach.Danza tries his best to convince us [...]

    Julia
    Two things about me that you may need to know for this review to make sense. I am unemployed high school special education teacher who desperately wants to have my own classroom again. I don’t watch reality tv shows. Almost ever. (I did enjoy “Queer Eye,” but not religiously and that was a long time ago.) If that means I don’t know anything about the Kardashians, or non- professional singers or dancers, or a family of polygamists, that’s usually fine with me. Vine provided a paragraph [...]

    Linda
    I was intrigued when I saw the ads for this book, because I’ve always found Tony to be a likable guy, and somehow I missed the A&E series when it aired. I wasn’t aware that before he was sidetracked by boxing, then acting, that he’d planned to be a teacher.I ended up with new-found respect for him. I wouldn’t voluntarily spend 5 minutes in a high school classroom-- even a wealthy suburban one--and he stuck it out for the whole year in inner city Philly even after the tv crew deserted [...]

    Amber
    This was a very interesting book which chronicles a year of the life of Tony Danza as he teaches High school English. I enjoyed checking it out.

    Joy
    So glad I finally listened to this audiobook, which is read by the author. If you are interested in teaching or have family members who teach or just want to know what it's like to be a kid in a big city public school, this book is for you. If you are already a teacher you probably have far more insight than what Tony Danza can provide with his one year of teaching only one class. Mr. Danza is tough, cool, and he means business, but he's also inspiring. Having listened to this book I know that I [...]

    Kristin Bateman
    I'm going to start this review by stating two key facts: I hate teaching memoirs because I find them so overdone and "sappy", and I only picked this up because I read somewhere that Tony Danza became a teacher, and was like "what??!"I read this book in a single sitting, and was mesmerized. Mr. Danza has a strong writing voice first, but foremost, understands the true struggle that teachers face. He absolutely nailed what it mean to cry from frustration, cry from emotions, and cry when student ho [...]

    Rachel
    I used to always love Tony Danza on Taxi, so when I saw teachers recommending this book I had to get it from the library. Turns out his teaching career for a year was exactly what I did -- 10th grade literature. What's not to like, right? Well, unfortunately, sometimes warts and all memoirs do not a good story make. Here's my take on the strengths and weaknesses of this book. The good:- He has a teacher's heart. It's in the right place because he really does care about the kids and wants them to [...]

    Laura
    Relative to other hero-teacher memoirs, Mr. Danza's story is far less obnoxious and unbelievable than, say, "The Freedom Writer's Diary." This is, in part, because Danza acknowledges that his far-from-realistic teaching load (a single class of 30 students!) and the incredible incentives he can afford (trips to NYC! DC! Flip video cameras! Copies of Twilight for everyone!) are not available to all teachers. Danza focuses instead on the difficulties and complex demands that teachers face on a dail [...]

    Heidi
    I can't really explain how much I enjoyed this book. It's not deep, lasting literature and I wouldn't recommend it to everyone, but reading someone's perspective on education was close to home for me. Tony Danza, the actor from the 80s sitcom "Who's the Boss?", that show with the randy old lady and where Alyssa Milano's hair was it's own character, finds his acting career fading and his personal life slowly falling apart. He confides in a friend that he is considering becoming a teacher. It had [...]

    kaoyler
    When I started listening to this book I had some misgivings about what he would say about teaching, being a retired teacher myself. But I really enjoyed it. Granted, he only taught one class of twenty-six sophomores in high school for a "double period", meaning 90 minutes, but he does address that, giving his admiration to teachers who teach many classes with 150 students. In my school make that 220 to 240 students. His small numbers allowed him to become involved in the lives of his students in [...]

    Noran Azmy
    Tony Danza is one of the underrated people of our time, really. Most of my generation, and the following ones, probably missed his hit sitcoms like "Who's the Boss", but back in the eighties he was quite the celebrity. And such he might still be, if he were the kind of person that puts the demands of his pocket before his principles. It annoys me when I'm reminded how old he is; I wish our generation had celebrities of that caliber.Out of a strong passion for teaching, Danza signs up to teach fo [...]

    Wendy
    This was an awesome book. A few years ago I saw one half of an episode of the reality/documentary that this book is based on. I've always been a big fan of Tony Danza as an all-around good guy. I appreciate him so much more now. The book documents his year as a real teacher at Northeast High School in Philadelphia. I was interested in this because the school has many local connections to my family. My niece graduated from NEHS, and my husband went to a competing school and regularly played them [...]

    Kim
    I really loved this book. I used to be a teacher, so I think that has a lot to do with it, & since I'm still in the public school system (as a secretary) this book really hit home. I've always loved Tony Danza, so it was fun reading about him as a teacher. Yes - he only taught 2 class periods of high school English each day, and he had lots of help from mentors within the school, an assistant, etc. (so not your typical teacher) but it showed how much blood, sweat & tears goes into teachi [...]

    Krista Novak
    I liked this book. Danza's take on the PSSAs were great. However, he only taught one class. Not exactly a true reflection of a teachers schedule.

    Chris Webb
    I’d Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had is television, screen and stage star Tony Danza’s absorbing account of a year spent teaching tenth-grade English at Northeast High -- Philadelphia’s largest high school with 3600 students.  Entering Northeast’s crowded halls in September of 2009, Tony found his way to a classroom filled with twenty-six students who were determined not to cut him any slack.  They cared nothing about “Mr. Danza’s” showbiz credentials, and they immed [...]

    Dylan
    Teaching be hard, yo.

    Karri Wright
    It took me a little while to start to really appreciate this one. It was a little slow starting for me and I struggled to take it seriously at first, although I did believe he was being genuine. I ultimately found this surprisingly touching and enjoyable.

    Susan
    I really liked this book and couldn't put it down. All I knew about Tony Danza is how he portrayed himself on 80's TV shows, kind of a loveable dumb lug. Well, he is far from it. As a teacher, he is engaged, engaging and he would have been great had he decided to go into education. Maybe his next reality show could be him going around the country teaching a unit in different public schools. I'd watch it!

    Robert
    There was a time in which I wanted to be a teacher, however my lack of patience and inability to not be sarcastic in any given situation curtailed those aspirations. Still, reading this book was, in a way, how I would envision a teaching career for myself having gone. Though with a lot less crying A whole lot less cryingHaving said that I found this book to be insightful & enthralling. Tony's journey and narration of his year teaching was a wonderful experience to read through and I cannot r [...]

    Tatiana Gomez
    This was a tough read for me.I think this book is intended for those who are unaware of the state of education today in failing school districts--parents who have children long out of school, or who settle in the suburbs, or those adults who don't have children at all. In that case, this book is a great introduction to the world of the modern-day teacher, who is expected to fulfill multiple important roles in the lives of children who desperately need it, but who is also living under the stress [...]

    Bonnie Faust
    I loved the book not only because I think my personality is similar to Danza's (wanting to make a difference, save the world, a little too idealistic for my own good!) but for the honesty. I'm also a career-change teacher who can honestly say that I have never worked harder in my life than I did my first year teaching. And that was in a middle class suburban high school in the community where I grew up and still reside. Teaching (the actual lessons) are the easy part. Sadly, that's the tiniest p [...]

    Tilia
    Tony Danza's memoir chronicles his year as a newbie teacher in a tough, inner-city high school in Philadelphia. How tough? There's a police station IN THE SCHOOL, complete with holding cell, where Danza goes to retrieve his students more than once (though to be fair, one time it's because a kid was the victim of a walk-by punching). The writing is not brilliant, but it serves more than adequately as a platform for Danza's greatest appeal, his good heart and his naked honesty as he surges through [...]

    Sue Seligman
    I have always enjoyed Tony Danza on TVTaxi and Who's the Boss were some of my favorite shows back in the 1980s and 1990s. Now I find out he is a born teacher and writerwho knew? He informs us that he had always wanted to be a teacher, but his boxing career, which got him out of trouble as a youth, and his acting career happened first. After his talk show was cancelled, he decided to give teaching a try, and signed on to a year of teaching high school English in a large Philadelphia school. His e [...]

    Dale
    Before we go any further, I must tell you that I am a public school teacher that is pretty similar to the one featured in I'd Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Have Ever Had. I have been teaching for 25 years.What looks like a publicity stunt by an out-of-work actor trying to jump start a career is really a sincere attempt to get a taste of what being a real teacher is all about. Danza starts the book explaining that he was at a low point in his career, having just had his TV talk show cancel [...]

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