Wednesday, August 09, 2006

100 Cool Teachers

Here's the original invitation to nominate your favorite teacher(s) in Children's Literature.

The eighty-four we have so far are listed in the sidebar on the right, and much of the conversation about those took place in July.

We can't wait to hear who you'll nominate!

9 comments:

  1. Anonymous8:20 AM

    Have you considered Miss Bindergarten in Miss Bindergarten Goes to Kindergarten?

    Connie G.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I always thought Juniper from Monica Furlong's books Juniper and Wise Child was an amazing teacher--even if she wasn't in a traditional classroom setting.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Sharon1:29 PM

    Saw this on the Child Lit list serve and thought I'd add a book I just read,
    I REMEMBER MISS PERRY, by Pat Brisson, illustrated by St├ęphane Jorisch. Cool teacher, touching story (get out the hankies).

    ReplyDelete
  4. Consider Miss Tansy Culver from Richard Peck's A TEACHER'S FUNERAL, for a minute. Tansy deals with every situation by being calm, cool, and collected. From helping a lady stuck in a ditch and having the school bell wrapped so it doesn't ring to having the privy (outhouse) burned down, Tansy is one teacher who has it together. And even though it's her first year teaching, she even handles finding a snake hidden in her desk drawer with aplumb: she turns the event into a school lesson! How can you not love this quietly strong supporting character?

    ReplyDelete
  5. I thought of a new suggestion (I think). Mr. Kowsz from Happy Kid by Gail Gauthier. He's a bit of a nerd initially, but it turns out that he's a black belt in taekwondo, and he helps the main character to deal with an important issue.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Eliza Jane Wilder from the Little House books.

    Can we count principals? If so, Mr. Jenkins from A Wind in the Door.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Anonymous1:49 PM

    mr. blueberry (dear mr. blueberry by simon james)

    mr. ali (my name is bilal by asma mobin-uddin)

    mrs. pidgeon (gooney bird books by lois lowry)

    miss plumberry (totally wonderful miss plumberry by michael rosen)

    anna (amber on the mountain by tony johnston)

    iqbal (iqbal by d'adamo)

    good luck!
    beth at ctc

    ReplyDelete
  8. Anonymous12:50 PM

    I wouldn't consider Eliza Jane Wilder a "cool" teacher--she was pretty mean to both Laura and Carrie!

    ReplyDelete
  9. You're allowed to disagree! Most of the teachers on this list are recommendations from others...they don't all represent Franki's and my views (on the coolness of teachers), but they're all cool to someone somewhere!

    ReplyDelete

We welcome your contribution to the conversation!