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Learn me good

Author: John Pearson
Publisher: [S.l.] : www.lulu.com, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Jack Woodson was a thermal design engineer for four years until he was laid off from his job. Now, as a teacher (dealing with forty children), he faces new challenges. Conference calls have been replaced with parent conferences. Product testing has given way to standardized testing. Instead of business cards, Jack now passes out report cards. The only thing that hasn't changed noticeably is the maturity level of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Pearson
ISBN: 9781411665897 1411665899
OCLC Number: 71197837
Description: 211 p. ; 23 cm.
Responsibility: by John Pearson.

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Jack Woodson was a thermal design engineer for four years until he was laid off from his job. Now, as a teacher (dealing with forty children), he faces new challenges. Conference calls have been replaced with parent conferences. Product testing has given way to standardized testing. Instead of business cards, Jack now passes out report cards. The only thing that hasn't changed noticeably is the maturity level of the people surrounding him all day. Learn Me Good is a hilarious first-person account, inspired by real life experiences. Through a series of emails to Fred Bommerson, his buddy who still works at Heat Pumps Unlimited, Jack chronicles a year-in-the-the life of a brand new teacher. He holds a March Mathness tournament, faces a child's urgent declaration of "My bowels be runnin'!" and mistakenly asks one girl's mother if she is her brother. With subject lines such as "Irritable Vowel Syndrome," "In math class, no one can hear you scream," and "I love the smell of Lysol in the morning," Jack writes each email with a dash of sarcasm and plenty of irreverent wit.

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