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Entertaining an Elephant

Bill McBride

Entertaining an Elephant

A Novel About Learning and Letting Go

by Bill McBride

  • 214 Want to read
  • 34 Currently reading

Published by Under One Roof .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Fiction

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL12097569M
    ISBN 101560026502
    ISBN 109781560026501
    OCLC/WorldCa37751825

    A book review about a novel teaching about learning and letting go.- authorSTREAM Presentation. Entertaining an Elephant. caranne. Download. Let's Connect. Share Add to Flag Embed. . "A novel about learning and letting go"--Cover Author's name appears as William McBride on the cover A story to open hearts and minds. Entertaining an Elephant is the heartwarming story of Mr. Reaf, a burned-out teacher facing another tough :

      With its rhythmic sentences and fairy-tale tone, this novel yields solitary pleasures but begs to be read aloud. Hearing it in a shared space can connect us, one to one, regardless of age, much like the book's closing image: a small stone carving, hands linked, of the elephant's friends. —Washington Post Book World/5(). Entertaining an Elephant: a novel about learning and letting go. [Bill McBride] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Contacts Search for a Library. Create lists, bibliographies and reviews: or Search WorldCat. Find items in libraries near you.

      In William McBride's book, Entertaining an Elephant: A Novel About Learnng and Letting Go, the protagonist s ready to fill the "banks" of his students and is challenged by questions that the debate team leaves unwashed on his board each afternoon. In a Shakepearian twist the janitor is the bearer of wisdom and the hero, a mid career burnt out. Most importantly, every Elephant Book selection is curated by an expert panel of kids, parents, authors and educators. Inspire the love of reading today through picture books (recommended for ages ) and board books (for newborns to age 2).


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Entertaining an Elephant is the heartwarming story of a burned-out teacher struggling though Entertaining an Elephant book fifteenth year of teaching.

Through a set of unexpected events, this teacher becomes re-inspired with both his profession and his own life. Woven into this short novel are quotes from world-renown spiritual and philosophical writers who suggest ways for us to face the tough challenges of today's world/5(26).

Entertaining an Elephant, by William Mcbride. pages. This is another book I would not have ordinarily read, but is another text used by Fielding University. It is a book that is used to promote and encourage change in the classroom. The protagonist is Mr. Reaf, Entertaining an Elephant book old burn-out English teacher whose only curriculum is traditional grammars/5.

Entertaining an Elephant has some great messages: for teachers- accept change, go with the flow, and don't be too overly structured. For students- realize that teachers are human too.

Overall, this is a quick read with some positive messages, mixed in with some generalizations and stereotypes/5. Entertaining an Elephant. You loved the values taught by the janitor in the novel. Now share those loving values with your STUDENTS.

"Beautifully written. Beautifully drawn. Teachers and teens will love it!" – Dr. Sterling Hennis, Professor of Education, UNC-Chapel Hill. Entertaining Elephants is the first account that uses research on animal welfare, health, and cognition to interpret the historical record, examining how both circus people and elephants struggled behind the scenes to meet the profit necessities of the entertainment business.

The book does not claim that elephants understood, endorsed, or. I have read all the assignments through Week 1 Day 5 of Entertaining An Elephant. I have really enjoyed the book. It is an easy read, but thought provoking.

Being a fourth year teacher, returning to teaching after a 29 year career in ministry, I am grateful I have not yet grown cynical or fatalistic about my future in education, the students Author: Juli Carter.

Get this from a library. Entertaining an elephant. [Bill McBride] -- A story to open hearts and minds. Entertaining an Elephant is the heartwarming story of Mr. Reaf, a burned-out teacher facing another tough year. This year, however, Mr. Reaf will gain a new. IMPORTANT NOTE: Entertaining an Elephant is STILL AVAILABLE in Digital format for iPad, Kindle, Nook and in Microsoft Word.

If They Can Argue Well, They Can Write Well is also available in digital format for iPad, Kindle, Nook and pdf forms. The price of each book is ers: Entertaining an Elephant: The Graphic Novel by Bill McBride.

A Story to Open the Hearts and Minds of Teens. With o copies of the original novel sold, now enjoy the graphic novel version of Entertaining an beautifully drawn book tells the same story of Mr. Reaf, a burned-out teacher, who becomes re-inspired when he realizes how he’s hurting himself and his students.

Consider the career of an enduring if controversial icon of American entertainment: the genial circus elephant. In Entertaining Elephants Susan Nance examines elephant behaviordrawing on the scientific literature of animal cognition, learning, and communicationsto offer a study of elephants as actors (rather than objects) in American circus entertainment between and/5.

Consider the career of an enduring if controversial icon of American entertainment: the genial circus elephant. In Entertaining Elephants Susan Nance examines elephant behavior—drawing on the scientific literature of animal cognition, learning, and communications—to offer a study of elephants as actors (rather than objects) in American circus entertainment between and Cited by:   Welcome.

This is the new Entertaining an Elephant blog. Now readers of the novel about the burned-out teacher, Mr. Reaf, can offer comments, teaching activities, or questions.

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NEW. We now sell 5/5(7). Entertaining an Elephant was a tough book to put down once I started. I agree with Heidi in that every educator, parent and student should read this book along with admnistrators. I think the most positive outcome I received from the book was reflecting on my own teaching and trying to think about in what ways was I like Mr.

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Book Overview Consider the career of an enduring if controversial icon of American entertainment: the genial circus elephant.

In Entertaining Elephants Susan Nance examines elephant behavior--drawing on the scientific literature of animal cognition, learning, and communications--to offer a study of elephants as actors (rather than objects) in.

Entertaining an Elephant: A Novel about Learning and Letting Go / Edition 13 available in Paperback. Add to Wishlist. ISBN ISBN Pub. Date: 05/28/ Publisher: Pearl Street Press, Incorporated.

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McBride, MayPearl Street Press edition, Paperback - 7th edition. Entertaining Elephants. likes. children's sustainable clothing made in california shop now at lowers:   Animation on each page, games and picturesque jigsaw puzzles turn reading into the entertaining and learning process.

The Elephant's Child has more than three hundred animations. The author's text is voiced by a professional actor. The book is 1/5(1). Entertaining an Elephant. by: Bill McBride, Ph. D. This book reminds me a bit of Aesop’s fable of the Lion and the Mouse. In the fable, the Lion does not expect to get help from the lowly (in the Lion’s eyes) Mouse, yet the Mouse helps in a predictable but unsuspecting way.Entertaining an Elephant This paper presents a review of a novel called, “Entertaining Elephant”, which is a touching story of a burned-out teacher fights while his fifteen-year study.

Through a variety of unexpected events, this teacher is Re-inspired by both his profession and his own life. It is a vocabulary rich book that defines new words and phrases for young readers to increase their own vocabulary, although reading that as an older reader gets a bit tiring.

Entertaining an Elephant by William McBride. Genre: Education Fiction. Rating: 4/5.