Tales from the Teachers' Lounge
What I Learned in School the Second Time Around-One Man's Irreverent Look at Being a Teacher Today
By (author) Robert Wilder
Format: Paperback / softback
Tales from the Teachers' Lounge by Robert Wilder
Book DescriptionFrom 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780385339285
Paperback / softback
(210mm x 140mm x 18mm)
Publish Date: 26-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Robert Wilder
Robert Wilder is a writer and teacher who lives with his wife and two children, Poppy and London, in New Mexico. He has appeared on NPR's Morning Edition, and has a monthly column for the Santa Fe Reporter also called "Daddy Needs a Drink." From the Hardcover edition.
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