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Never Neutral: A Teaching Life

Never Neutral: A Teaching Life
by Ted Schmidt

Publisher: Ted Schmidt
Genre: biography and memoirs
Format: trade paperback; black & white photographs; 343 pages
Price: $21.95

Toronto-based teacher Ted Schmidt provides passionate insight into his rationale and methods for engaging students not only in their studies but also in the world outside of the classroom. Schmidt, who taught during the turbulent decades from the 1960s to the 1990s, believes that teaching is a vocation. But more than that – teaching provides an opportunity to witness, to challenge students to make an impact for good in the world, through thoughtful debate and peaceful action. A good teacher can transform young lives with extraordinary results. With candor and  abundant good humour, Schmidt shows us how.

 

What People are Saying about Never Neutral:

“Ted Schmidt does what all great teachers through history have done – he calls us to our better selves, reminds us of our collective duty to each other and challenges us to confront the human structures at the root of poverty, social inequality and economic injustice.” – Andrew Cash, MP, Toronto Dovercourt

 

Review: “Never Neutral is a must read for every teacher seeking to make a difference … this passionate memoir challenges all teachers to be risk-taking advocates of the common good.” – Chris Cato, Prairie Messenger

 

 

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