right now i'm reading Teacher Man by Frank McCourt (author of Angela's Ashes) and it's very interesting. recommended especially to teachers.
"Professors of education at New York University never lectured on how to handle flying-sandwich situations. They talked about the theories and philosophies of education, about moral and ethical imperatives, about the necessity of dealing with the whole child, the gestalt, if you don't mind, the child's felt needs, but never about the critical moments in the classroom."
i feel this way everyday. after this moment of thought, McCourt eats the sandwich that has just flown across the room and almost gets fired.
McCourt wrote Angela's Ashes when he was 65 and then two more books after that. He taught for 30 years and then wrote three books. Maybe i'll do that too.