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Tales from the Teachers Lounge: An Irreverent View of What It Really Means To Be a Teacher Today
Tales from the Teachers Lounge: An Irreverent View of What It Really Means To Be a Teacher Today Robert Wilder 0385339275 9780385339278 From the critically acclaimed author of Daddy Needs a Drink--hailed by the Los Angeles Times as consistently hilar
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Tales from the Teachers Lounge: An Irreverent View of What It Really Means To Be a Teacher Today by Robert Wilder

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 worlds noblest profession--whether hes 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 hes 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 gainweight (hint: the free donuts dont help). In Tales from the Teachers Lounge, Robert Wilder charts lifes learning curve with a warmth and humor you dont 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.

Author: Robert Wilder

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 320

Publisher: Delacorte Press

Publication Date: 2007-08-28

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ISBN: 0385339275


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