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The Resource Mount Pleasant : my journey from creating a billion-dollar company to teaching at a struggling public high school, Steve Poizner

Mount Pleasant : my journey from creating a billion-dollar company to teaching at a struggling public high school, Steve Poizner

Label
Mount Pleasant : my journey from creating a billion-dollar company to teaching at a struggling public high school
Title
Mount Pleasant
Title remainder
my journey from creating a billion-dollar company to teaching at a struggling public high school
Statement of responsibility
Steve Poizner
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A Silicon Valley entrepreneur takes on the challenge of a lifetime: teaching in one of California's toughest high schools. Entrepreneur Steve Poizner had run a billion-dollar company, but the greatest challenge of his life was the year he spent teaching twelfth graders at San Jose's Mt. Pleasant High School. On many days, his managerial and entrepreneurial skills seemed irrelevant. But on others, they helped him demonstrate how exciting it is to learn. Poizner motivated his students by expanding their horizons far beyond their high school's walls. Steve Poizner is currently (2010) a candidate for governor of California and on the verge of becoming a household name. But this is a memoir of a personal journey, not a point-by-point account of his vision for his state. Poizner writes, "Often I came to ask myself one question: What exactly are you doing here? As it turns out, I was receiving one hell of an education."--From publisher description
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Poizner, Steve
Dewey number
  • 979.4/053
  • 371.1/0092
Index
no index present
LC call number
F866.4.P65
LC item number
A3 2010
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Poizner, Steve
  • Mount Pleasant High School (San Jose, Calif.)
  • Businessmen
  • Politicians
  • Volunteer workers in education
  • Educational change
  • San Jose (Calif.)
  • California
  • California
Label
Mount Pleasant : my journey from creating a billion-dollar company to teaching at a struggling public high school, Steve Poizner
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Why are you here? -- Entrepreneur or bust -- A foot in the classroom door -- Square peg -- Will the kids buy it? -- Killer material -- Turnaround strategies meet the classroom -- What can I do? -- They all deserve better -- Graduation day arrives -- Epilogue: Just getting started
Control code
1230027
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 240 pages
Isbn
9781591843450
Lccn
2009050136
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1230027
  • (Sirsi) 1230027
  • (OCoLC)456171704
Label
Mount Pleasant : my journey from creating a billion-dollar company to teaching at a struggling public high school, Steve Poizner
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Why are you here? -- Entrepreneur or bust -- A foot in the classroom door -- Square peg -- Will the kids buy it? -- Killer material -- Turnaround strategies meet the classroom -- What can I do? -- They all deserve better -- Graduation day arrives -- Epilogue: Just getting started
Control code
1230027
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 240 pages
Isbn
9781591843450
Lccn
2009050136
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1230027
  • (Sirsi) 1230027
  • (OCoLC)456171704

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