Ms. Bixby's Last Day Themes & Motifs

John David Anderson
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The Value of Good Teachers

There are good teachers who change the world, and John David Anderson presents this theme through the character of Ms. Bixby in the novel. Early in the novel, Topher provides his system of ranking teachers according to type. The best kinds of teachers are the Good Ones, like Ms. Bixby. As readers learn, Ms. Bixby changes the world of the boys and of all her students.

Ms. Bixby is a different kind of teacher to begin with and earns the respect of her students by remaining true to herself and to her teaching methods. She encourages discussion, never demeans anyone, and encourages everyone. She has a pink streak in her hair, brings in leftover Halloween candy, and works as a part-time circus juggler in the summers. Here, she provides nothing but positive influence on her students.

In particular, Ms. Bixby pays attention...

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