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Wit and Wisdom Needed in the Classroom: A Guide for Teachers

reviewed by Daniel Katz - December 07, 2006

coverTitle: Wit and Wisdom Needed in the Classroom: A Guide for Teachers
Author(s): Geneva Fulgham
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield, Lanham
ISBN: 1578864356 , Pages: 182, Year: 2006
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In the preface of her book Wit and Wisdom Needed in the Classroom, Geneva Fulgham promises her readers, “You are going to enjoy teaching.” 174 pages later, a reader can be forgiven for thinking that she was kidding. It is not that her book fails to offer some salient wit and wisdom for teachers. Rather, it is that the book also offers a constant litany of complaint about “the teaching situation,” running down a very long laundry list of alleged offenses to teacher sensibilities. To be fair, readers are also warned of this in the preface, but it is hard to imagine finishing the book and feeling greatly encouraged in one’s choice of profession. A reviewer must give an author her due, and Ms. Fulgham is certainly a deft wordsmith. ­Wit and Wisdom Needed in the Classroom is an easy, often fun, read. Ms. Fulgham has a ready wit, and her... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: December 07, 2006
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  • Daniel Katz
    Seton Hall University
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    DANIEL KATZ is Assistant Professor of Educational Studies and Program Director of Secondary Education at Seton Hall University. His research interests include the effects of field experiences on undergraduate teacher candidates and teacher education program effects on candidate dispositions.
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