An edition of Tales from the teachers' lounge (2007)

Tales from the teachers' lounge

an irreverent view of what it really means to be a teacher today

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An edition of Tales from the teachers' lounge (2007)

Tales from the teachers' lounge

an irreverent view of what it really means to be a teacher today

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From the critically acclaimed author of Daddy Needs a Drink--hailed by the Los Angeles Times as "consistently hilarious"--comes a series of irreverent, wickedly observant essays about what it really means to be a teacher today. With his trademark wit and wisdom, Robert Wilder dissects the world's noblest profession--whether he's taming a classroom full of hormonal teenagers or going one-on-one with the school bully.Wilder was twenty-six when he found his true calling. Leaving a lucrative advertising career in New York, he got a job as an assistant first-grade teacher at a Santa Fe alternative school--and never looked back. Now he brings his unique perspective--as a teacher, parent, and former student--to a series of laugh-out-loud essays that show teaching at its most absurd...and most rewarding. With brutal candor he chronicles his own lively adventures in modern education, from navigating cutthroat kindergarten sign-ups to subbing for a class experi-ment gone wrong--and dares to tell about it.He shares the surprising lessons he's learned in the trenches of his profession, including how to bribe a four-year-old (his own) to stop swearing in a Lutheran preschool and the best way to teach moody teenagers...manage "helicopter" parents...and cope with bullies--whether of the school-yard, Internet, or parental kind. And he offers tough love for cheaters who log on to www.SchoolSucks.com, then puts to rest forever the question of why new teachers gain weight (hint: the free donuts don't help).In Tales from the Teachers' Lounge, Robert Wilder charts life's learning curve with a warmth and humor you don't find in textbooks. By turns heartwarming, eye-opening, and uproariously funny, these pitch-perfect essays offer priceless lessons in life, family, learning, and teaching from a true lover of education.From the Hardcover edition.

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Delacorte Press
Language
English
Pages
307

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2007, Random House Publishing Group
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New York

Edition Notes

"A Delacorte Press Book."

Genre
Humor.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
818/.602
Library of Congress
PN6231.S3 W55 2007

The Physical Object

Pagination
p. cm.
Number of pages
307

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL17161101M
Internet Archive
talesfromteacher00wild
ISBN 13
9780385339278
LCCN
2007007437
OCLC/WorldCat
85783246
Library Thing
3377610
Goodreads
1371635

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