Lessons from Our Favorite (Literary) Teachers

The best lessons we learned from teachers go beyond the classroom.


Those who you least expect may become your greatest teachers.

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To Sir, With Love

By E. R. Braithwaite

Tests aren't everything.

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Goodbye, Mr. Chips

By James Hilton

Work with what you've got.

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The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

By Muriel Spark

Never underestimate the powers of compassion and knowledge.

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The Water Is Wide

By Pat Conroy

It's not about the money.

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Up the Down Staircase

By Bel Kaufman