Camel Jockey Go Home shares the story of Payman Jahanbin, an Iranian ex-pat who found himself teaching American English (as in grammar) to American kids in the Salt Lake City School District immediately following the Iranian Hostage Crisis.
With an air of satire and ever-present quick wit, the story follows Payman from his college days through his politically-charged experience in the classroom, both beginning and ending with Payman at school on 9/11. Despite the heavy subject matter, Payman’s memoir is a colorful, truly human story of a caring, talented teacher. Both Payman and his book have enough humor to make his teachers at clown college (he has a Street Theater degree from London).
Payman shares his unique perspective on education in this TeachHUB interview. read more