The Heart is the Teacher

The Heart is the Teacher

Leonard Covello Guido D'Agostino / Aug 22, 2019

The Heart is the Teacher A Great and dedicated teacher s success at one of the most challenging educational assignments of our times forms the basis of this inspiring educational autobiography It is the story of Leonard Covel

  • Title: The Heart is the Teacher
  • Author: Leonard Covello Guido D'Agostino
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 115
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A Great and dedicated teacher s success at one of the most challenging educational assignments of our times forms the basis of this inspiring educational autobiography It is the story of Leonard Covello, who, starting life as an Italian immigrant in the 1890s, became a beloved teacher and later principal in the teeming poverty ridden melting pot of New York s East Harlem.A Great and dedicated teacher s success at one of the most challenging educational assignments of our times forms the basis of this inspiring educational autobiography It is the story of Leonard Covello, who, starting life as an Italian immigrant in the 1890s, became a beloved teacher and later principal in the teeming poverty ridden melting pot of New York s East Harlem The Heart Is the Teacher shows the impact of one life on thousands of boys helped to healthy belief in themselves and in others For Leonard Covello proved, through half a century of teaching and encouraging boys, that even seemingly incorrigible delinquents can be turned into useful and productive citizens, given affection, attention and guidance.The boys who came under Dr Covello s influence were frequently wild and rebelious, mostly from impoverished homes, many without any comprehension of English In touching and exciting anecdotes, Dr Covello tells how he handled the bad boys he refused to believe were bad His work took him from the classroom into the homes of his students, into the alleys and streets which were their playgrounds He taught evening language classes at the YMCA he organized store front schools to carry education to adults as well as the children The best schools, Dr Covello believes, are those that are deeply rooted in their communities and that give their pupils a sense of place and responsibility in the neighborhood and the world at large.Through dramatic episodes drawn from his own experience, Leonard Covello re creates the struggles, the triumphs, the heartbreaks of an extraordinary teaching career His colorful and inspiring story will give the reader new faith in the creative powers of the human heart.

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      • Leonard Covello Guido D'Agostino

        Leonard Covello is qualifies as few other educators are to understand the problem of American immigrants, When he was nine years old, his family moved from Italy to the Italian section of East Harlem Despite poverty, he managed to finish high school and won a Pulitzer scholarship to Columbia University Now retired from teaching, he is presently Educational Consultant for the Migration Division of Puerto Rico s Department of Labor.


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    1. "The Heart is the Teacher," reads as clear-headed and purposeful as the man it describes. Its string of anecdotes are rendered in a straight-ahead, clean prose, chronologically scripted from educator Leonard Covello's earliest days in the Italian village of Avigliano, to his retirement from the New York City school system. It is a narrative which deals only in the essential and does the good job of conveying his ideas. "The Heart," does a marvelous mapping of the disconnect endured by those who [...]


    2. I read several chapters of this book for a course I'm taking on democracy, learning, & community and felt engaged, inspired, and vividly connected with all the people about whom Covello and D'Agostino write. How this book has not crossed my radar before now is the question, but I look forward to reading much more of it at some point.


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