Description - Watch Out for Jamie Joel by Mike Dumbleton
Watch out for Jamie Joel. She s got a real temper and a mouth like a sewer when she gets going. Jamie imagined the new deputy reading her file, with a photo the size of a Wanted poster and words like disruptive , unco-operative , inappropriate underneath it all that teacher stuff that never said what really happened. I reminded Jamie that student behaviour management was my job, and that part of the issue was now her identity crisis in the corridor. From the way she looked at me, I had the distinct feeling that it wasn t possible to be a deputy principal and a human being at the same time. Against the background of a busy high school, student and teacher are thrown together in ways that test them both. With sympathy, humour and a sharp eye for the truth, Mike Dumbleton writes about the complicated push-and-pull between teenagers, parents and schools.
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(195mm x 130mm x 12mm)
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Author Biography - Mike Dumbleton
Mike Dumbleton has many years' experience as a teacher, including time as a deputy principal, in a number of schools in disadvantaged areas. He is the author of several books for children, including Mr Knuckles (A+U, illustrated by Leigh Hobbs) and Pumped Up (A+U, illustrated by Shane Nagle).