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Great Teachers


This book is available in a digital format only. 
Often, all it takes is one special teacher or coach to set a teenager on the right course. Sometimes they’ll slide a book over (“Just read this”) or say the right words at the right time or dole out some well-deserved tough love. With luck, they’ll reveal to a student the enormous potential hidden beneath a fraught and volatile psyche. Great Teachers: Life-Changing Encounters in the Classroom and the Gym, by Star feature writer Paul Hunter,  focuses on  eight prominent or emerging Torontonians — artists, athletes, a punk rocker turned politician — who talk about the instructors who inspired, rescued or even launched them into their lives. The resulting eBook is a celebration of the special bond that can be forged in high school.

Paul Hunter has been a reporter at the Toronto Star for 27 years. For most of that time, he worked in sports, where he covered five Olympics and enjoyed two or three years of good hockey during two decades as the Maple Leafs beat writer. Hunter has been nominated for a National Newspaper Award in sports writing and was named to the Maple Leafs media Wall of Fame. He joined the Star’s features team in 2011 and was part of the group that won an NNA in 2012 for Project of the Year. This is Hunter’s fourth Star Dispatches eRead.

Star Dispatches ebooks provides readers with exceptional long-form journalism from the Toronto Star newsroom.