I'd Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had

My Year as A Rookie Teacher at Northeast High

Danza, Tony

Book - 2012
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
I'd Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had
Himself a "discipline problem" in high school, actor Tony Danza discusses his experiences during a year spent teaching tenth-grade English at Philadelphia's Northeast High School, exploring the difficulties and joys of keeping today's technologically savvy and often alienated students engaged.

Publisher: New York : Crown Archetype, ℗♭2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 0307887863
Characteristics: 262 pages ;,25 cm


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Aug 26, 2013

I've been a sub-teacher for 11 years for NYCDOE and I am working on my memoirs. Watch out for it.

Aug 14, 2013
  • bbb1771 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

If you're expecting this book to be Tony Banta from Taxi meets inter city school, you'll be disappointed. What you will find is a surprisingly well written, thoughtful and thought provoking glimpse inside the challenges of public school education. Danza will undoubtedly be remembered more for his roles on Taxi and Who's the Boss, but his year of teaching will have greater impact on the world than any acting role ever could. Should be required reading for every parent with a kid in high school

Jun 26, 2013
  • MADKC4Ever rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I want to be a teacher when I get older, and this book is the perfect way to prepare for that! His experiences and stories are so eye-opening and exciting to read. You will laugh and cry along with him, feel the heartbreak of not reaching every kid and cheer as he gets the kids excited about learning. I could not put this book down, and I hated to see it end. Get this book, you will be VERY glad you did.

Nov 03, 2012
  • kjshls rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Pair this with Rafe Esquith's " Teach like your hair's on fire" and you will be encouraged about the state of public education and the dedicated teachers who care about their students.

Oct 22, 2012
  • lmcshane rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

How many of us would dare to jump into a Philadelphia High School classroom with no real teaching experience? Credit to Tony Danza for his courage and commitment to understand the plight of teachers every where. I have always admired Tony Danza, but now I am inspired. A great read -should be mandatory for new teachers!

Oct 09, 2012
  • JMFlaherty rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I highly recommend reading Tony's book about his year of teaching. I think Tony does indeed have a gift here. This book reminded me much of Frank McCourt's best-seller "Tiz." My only complaint is that I hope next time Mr. Danza takes a group of kids to see a fabulous Broadway show that he gets them some fabulous orchestra seats! :)


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Jun 26, 2013
  • MADKC4Ever rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Jun 26, 2013
  • MADKC4Ever rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Tony Danza remembers how, before he got into acting, he had wanted to be a teacher. So he decides to try his hand at teaching at an inner-city Philidelphia public school, Northeast High School, for one year. And what he learns and experiences is more valuable then anything, and also let's you take a hard look at what American education is really about, and the dedicated teachers who, everyday, try to make it better.


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Jun 26, 2013
  • MADKC4Ever rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"The final bell rings, and the building hums with movement. As Charmaine starts to gather up her backpack, I put out my hand and point to the pin that reads 'Eye Care About You.' "I really do care about you, you know." She smiles and says, "Yes, Mr. Danza.""


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