A light-hearted and touching memoir of Bill Sherk’s 30-plus-year career as a Toronto high school history teacher with a creative flair and passion for his work.
Bill Sherk taught history to Toronto high school students for more than thirty years. With his dynamic, creative, and occasionally unorthodox teaching style, he instilled in his students a passion for history and learning. Sherk was loved by his students and remained in their memories long after graduation.
Keep Up If You Can is a light-hearted and touching memoir that will appeal to anyone who’s had a special teacher impact their life.
He learned the names of all his students on the first day of school.
He assigned ancient names to his ancient history students. They called him Sherkules (SHERK-yoo-leez).
After reading Webster’s Dictionary cover to cover, he encouraged his students to coin new words, and many of these were published in his three dictionaries.
Firmly believing in physical activity, he would leap atop his desk and lead his students in an aerobic "Sherkout" to a rock-and-roll beat.
About the author
Bill Sherk is one of Canada's leading authorities on old automobiles. He is a feature writer for Old Autos newspaper and the recipient of an "Outstanding" award from the Antique Automobile Club of America for his work as a Canadian automobile historian. In 23, Dundurn Press published his bestselling illustrated book, 6 Years Behind the Wheel: The Cars We Drove in Canada, 19-196.
After reading this book, memories of ones own high school days and antics should be streaming to mind.
The Leamington Post
Other titles by Bill Sherk
Bill Sherk Behind the Wheel 3-Book Bundle
60 Years Behind the Wheel / I'll Never Forget My First Car / Old Car Detective
Old Car Detective
Favourite Stories, 1925 to 1965
I'll Never Forget My First Car
Stories from Behind the Wheel
500 Years of New Words
the fascinating story of how, when, and why these words first entered the English language
60 Years Behind the Wheel
The Cars We Drove in Canada, 1900-1960