RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 71197837 LA English T1 Learn me good A1 Pearson, John., PB Www.lulu.com PP [Place of publication not identified] YR 2006 SN 9781411665897 1411665899 AB 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.