Front of the Class

Front of the Class

How Tourette Syndrome Made Me the Teacher I Never Had

Paperback - 2008
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As a child with Tourette syndrome, Brad Cohen was ridiculed, beaten, mocked, and shunned. Children, teachers, and even family members found it difficult to be around him. As a teen, he was viewed by many as purposefully misbehaving, even though he had little power over the twitches and noises he produced, especially under stress. Even today, Brad is sometimes ejected from movie theaters and restaurants.

But Brad Cohen's story is not one of self-pity. His unwavering determination and fiercely positive attitude conquered the difficulties he faced in school, in college, and while job hunting. Brad never stopped striving, and after twenty-four interviews, he landed his dream job: teaching grade school and nurturing all of his students as a positive, encouraging role model. Front of the Class tells his inspirational story.

Published: New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2008
Edition: 1st St. Martin's Griffin ed.
ISBN: 9780312571399
Branch Call Number: 362.1968 COH
Characteristics: 250 p. ;,21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Wysocky, Lisa 1957-


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This title, which was co-written by a native of Mound, Minn. and details a moving story of a man with Tourette Syndrome who became a Georgia state Teacher of the Year recently won an IPPY (Independent Publisher award) and a Foreword book award. Excellently done.


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