Keep Up If You Can

Overview

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.

Fun facts:

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.

Reviews

After reading this book, memories of ones own high school days and antics should be streaming to mind.

The Leamington Post (April, 2012)

About the Author

Bill Sherk

Posted by Kendra on October 30, 2014

Bill Sherk

Bill Sherk taught high school history in Toronto for over 30 years. Currently he is a feature writer for Old Autos and also writes a weekly syndicated column, "Old Car Detective," for 30 Canadian newspapers. He is also the author of I'll Never Forget My First Car and Old Car Detective. Sherk lives in Leamington, Ontario.