On one pivotal day many years ago, Mr. Elephant decided to become a teacher. Every day since has been excruciating and mind boggling, inspiring and worthwhile. Mr. Elephant and his colleagues face the all-to-real highs and lows of being teachers. Inspired by real teachers with real stories, Nick's debut book The Elephant in the Classroom sheds light on the tremendous weight that teachers carry in the classroom. The eternal optimist, Mr. Elephant helps illuminate the one thing sure to help alleviate it: purpose.