In Through My Classroom Door, an Oklahoma teacher shares the humorous highlights and entertaining anecdotes from her long career that began in a one-room schoolhouse and came to a close at the University of Central Oklahoma.
Edith Bell Poe brings her classrooms to life as she relays true stories that provide a heartfelt glimpse into the life of an educator. Such tales include her first day as a teacher at the tiny school in Soonerville, Oklahoma, when her students peeked in the door and ran away laughing. Five-foot-four-inch Edith later discovered that a school board member had told the children that the new teacher was a large mean woman who ate children for breakfast. Edith also shares the poignant moments when she witnessed the trials of a handicapped student and the time when a principal gently advised her that she would never be able to help all her students.
From the middle-aged man who worked for three long years to learn to read, to the accelerated student who desired freedom from the bounds of a curriculum guide, Edith's anecdotes will inspire both new and seasoned teachers as well as students to persevere through all the challenges of the classroom.