I know of Steven Strogatz. I’ve read some of his stuff- popular, not his math texts- so I know his book The Calculus of Friendship: What a Teacher and Student Learned about Life While Corresponding about Math.
But, I had never seen the video of Strogatz talking about the book until it arrived in my inbox this morning.
It’s just plain moving.
“I want to tell you about a fantastic teacher that I had…,” Strogatz begins.
Strogatz’ captures the power and greatness of those rare teachers in his musings and explorations of his ongoing, lifelong relationship with Loomis Chaffee math teacher Don Joffray.
If we could, and would, all, say ‘thank you‘ so well and eloquently to our teachers…
Interestingly, I see that Strogatz and The Calculus of Friendship will be a featured during Loomis Chaffee’s 2013 reunion.
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