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    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'sMorning Edition, and has a monthly column for the Santa Fe Reporter also called "Daddy Needs a Drink."


    From the Hardcover edition.
    From the critically acclaimed author of Daddy Needs a Drink—hailed by theLos 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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    ISBN 9780385339285
    Genre EDUCATION / Classroom Management
    Format Paperback
    Pages 307
    Publisher Date 2008-08-26 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Delta
    Copyright Year 2007
    Height 8.5 in
    Wdth 5.5 in
    Thickness 0.5 in
    Unit weight 0.55 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle What I Learned in School the Second Time Around--One Man's Irreverent Look at Being a Teacher
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Wilder, Robert
    Dimensions 9.0x6.0x1.0
    Country of Origin United States

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