Cover of: Tales from the teachers' lounge | Wilder, Robert.

Tales from the teachers' lounge

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

Published by Delacorte Press in New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

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.

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.

ID Numbers

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