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Tales from the Teachers' Lounge: An Irreverent View of What It Really Means to Be a Teacher Today (Electronic book text)
Tales from the Teachers' Lounge: An Irreverent View of What It Really Means to Be a Teacher Today (Electronic book text):...
Tales from the Teachers' Lounge: An Irreverent View of What It Really Means to Be a Teacher Today (Electronic book text):...

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Tales from the Teachers' Lounge: An Irreverent View of What It Really Means to Be a Teacher Today (Electronic book text)

Robert Wilder

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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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Imprint: Delacorte Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2007
Authors: Robert Wilder
Format: Electronic book text
ISBN-13: 978-1-299-07191-9
Barcode: 9781299071919
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LSN: 1-299-07191-0

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