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Įrašų tematika ‘Teacher man’

Frank McCourt - Teacher Man

2010-09-03

Autorius - Frank McCourt

Angliškas pavadinimas - Teacher Man

Leidykla -Scribner

Žanras -Memuarai

Išleista - 2005

Puslapių - 308

Ką čia besakyti, nu super knyga. Skaityk ir voliokis iš juoko. Lapai patys verčiasi ir plius dar kiek teisybės surašyta! Knyga yra Frenko Makkorto  atsiminimai, kaip jis pradėjo mokytojauti. Ir ne universitete, bet paprasčiausiose valstybinėse mokyklose, kur ateinantys paaugliai visiškai nesumotyvuoti mokytis ar net iš vis kreipti dėmesį į mokytoją. Makkortas pasakoja, kaip jam sunkiai sekėsi pirmoji pamoka, kaip iškilo įvairiausių situacijų, kurioms jis buvo nepasiruošęs. Ką jūs darytumėte, jei į jus sviestų sumuštinį? Arba visad bandytų užkalbėti dantį? Arba jeii tavo mokytojai kolegos sakytų, kad tu jau iškart žlugęs, nes gavai TĄ klasę. Štai keletas citatų iš knygos:

On the first day of my teaching career, I was almost fired for eating the sandwich of a high school boy. On the second day I was almost fired for mentioning the possibility of friendship with a sheep. Otherwise, there was nothing remarkable about thirty years in the high school classrooms of New York City. I often doubted if I should  be there at all. At the end I wondered how I lasted that long (p. 13).

They’ll swarm in and what will they say if they see me at the desk? Hey, look. He’s hiding out. They are experts on teachers. Sitting at the desk means you’re scared or lazy. You’re using the desk as a barrier. Best thing is to get out there and stand. Face the music. Be a man. Make one mistake your first day and it takes months to recover (p. 14).

They just absorb it over eleven years, pass it on to coming generations. Watch out for Miss Boyd, they’ll say. Homework, man, homework, and she corrects it. Corrects it. She ain’t married so she’s got nothing else to  do. Always try to get married teachers with kids. They don’t have time for sitting around with papers and books. If Miss Boyd got laid regular she wouldn’t give so much homework. She sits there at home with her cat listening to classical music, correcting our homework, bothering us. Not like some teachers. They give you a pile of homework, check it off, never even look at it. You could copy a page of the Bible and they’d write at the top, “Very nice.” (p. 14)

Joey raises his hand. Yo, teacher man…

Call me Mr. McCourt.

Yeah. OK. So, you Scotch or somethin’?

Joey is the mouth. There’s one in every class along with the complainer, the clown, the goody-goody, the beauty queen, the volunteer for everything, the jock, the intellectual, the momma’s boy, the mystic, the sissy, the lover, the critic, the jerk, the religious fanatic who sees sin everywhere, the brooding one who sits in the back staring at the desk, the happy one, the saint who finds good in all creatures. It’s the job of the mouth to ask questions, anything to keep the teacher from the boring lesson (p. 24).

Frenkas taip pat parašė tokias knygas kaip Angela’s Ashes ir ‘Tis. Žinoma, jis taip pat pelnė Pulicerio premiją, kuri suteikiama JAV už geriausius kūrinius jau nuo 1917 metų! Ai, nu, žodžiu, man žiauriai patiko. Daugiau tokių knygų!

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