Chicken Soup for the Soul Teacher Tales Review and Giveaway

Chicken Soup for the Soul

Chicken Soup for the Soul has been warming the hearts of millions over the last 15 years. Their series is vast and broad with their topics, hitting just about everyone’s interest and life circumstances. Their books are easy reading but filled with thought provoking and inspirational stories that impact our every day lives. Chicken Soup for the Soul is a great gift idea because there is always a book to fit a person exactly, plus, it is inspirational, encouraging, and easy to read.

Chicken Soup for the Soul Teacher Tales Review

We all have had teachers. There are some that really stick out in our minds, the ones that really taught us not only the lesson but about ourselves, our abilities, and life. My favorite teacher was my 7th grade reading teacher. I was a new student at a new school, changing classes for the first time, with no friends. She encouraged me with my first book report, also my first time at public speaking. With her support, I developed a love for reading as we could earn extra points and recognition for the more book reports we wrote. It wasn’t much, but I felt safe in her class and as a new student, this helped.

Chicken Soup for the Soul Teacher Tales is story after story (101 in fact) of heartfelt recollections of teachers and students. Some stories are just plain feel-good stories like the one where the teacher was able transform a student’s perception of himself through extra attention and even clothes. Other stories tell of the struggles that teachers face as they try to reach out and help each and every kid. The book is full of teachers going way beyond the call of duty and how those selfless acts changed kids lives forever.

There are even stories from a student’s perspective and even a couple from parent’s of the student’s perspective. One story is about how one mom found out that her son is the ‘naughty’ kid at preschool and how that must make her the ‘naughty mom’.  Nobody wants to be the mom of the ‘naughty’ kid. My son had a couple incidents recently at preschool that were not acceptable and actually out of character for him. I feel like the mom scared to hear that my son is not perfect even though I know he is not, especially with his younger sister. There is something about school and setting up an appointment with his teacher that makes me anxious, despite the fact that she is a remarkable woman and amazing teacher. Stories like these are in the book, making real life comical and giving us perspective on our own lives.

What inspired me most about this book is how the teachers invested themselves in their students. Although much time and energy is put into the preparing and teaching the lessons, the real work of amazing teachers go beyond that. It involves building relationships with students, giving students a safe place to be, encouraging students to go beyond what they think (or have been told) they can do, and most of all, teaching is all about teachers building trust with their students.

Buy Chicken Soup for the Soul Teacher Tales

This is an excellent read for anyone that has been a student! This would be a treasured gift for anyone who has been, is or plans to become a teacher at any grade level. In fact, I think I’ll bring my copy as a gift to my son’s preschool teacher when we meet about ‘behavior’. 🙂 You can purchase Chicken Soup for the Soul Teacher Tales for about $10 at Amazon by clicking below.

Win Chicken Soup for the Soul Teacher Tales (Closed)

Updated 3-1-10 Winners announced and confirmed:  Darlene Taylor, Andria Shelton, and Trina Coleman. Congratulations!

Chicken Soup for the Soul has generously provided 3 copies of Teacher Tales as a giveaways.

To Enter: You must visit Chicken Soup for the Soul and  leave 1 Comment Below on another book you would like to read.

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This was not a paid post. My own opinions were used based on my perceptions and experience. Thank you to Chicken Soup for the Soul who supplied the products for the review and giveaway.

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37 thoughts on “Chicken Soup for the Soul Teacher Tales Review and Giveaway

  1. Cindy Orley says:

    I am reviewing the True Love book right now and it is so uplifting and has great sappy love stories! 🙂 I’ll post next week, don’t forget to enter to win.

  2. Tonya S says:

    I would love to read the Chicken Soup for the Soul: True Love!! I bet this is so heartwarming as all these books are.

  3. denise says:

    I would like to read Count Your Blessings. The Story Behind the Music looks good too.

    denise_22315 at yahoo dot com

  4. Michelle says:

    OH my gosh, I used to LOVE these books!! Wow, I haven’t read any in quite a while since I discovered Beverly Lewis (hint on a giveaway idea? haha). I’d LOVE to win this book! I always wanted to be a teacher and have taught in preschools over the years. I went to the website and you want to know what else I’d like to read. Let’s see… Power Moms, Devotional Stories for Women, All in the Family, and True Love all sound great! These are now getting added to my birthday wish list for my hubby. 🙂

  5. donna hall says:

    I like these kinds of books, nothing sad or scary. I see a nascar book is new too, my hubby would love this of course.

  6. Melissa Beaver says:

    I love Chicken Soup books and haven’t read a new one in a while, I seen on the website a new one for True Love, that one sounds good. I would love to read the teachers one too. Thanks for the entry.

  7. Dana Clark says:

    My husband is a teacher! It is a very hard but very rewarding career. This book would be encouraging for us. You should give away the Chicken Soup for the Soul: Power Moms! looks really good. I attached the video link to Chicken Soup website under the website box, I don’t know if it will post or not? Thank you for the giveaway! I hope you get more!!! This is a fun website!

  8. Laurie Thomas says:

    Teachers are amazing individuals, I have an aunt and 2 friends that are teachers, I would love to share this book with them. Chicken soup is always uplifting. I would like to read any of the sports books too.

  9. Sarah James says:

    I love Chicken Soup for the Soul and have been reading them for years and years! I would like to read the devotional one, haven’t read it yet.

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