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The Whiteboard Jungle: A Year in the Life of an Angry Middle School Teacher
by Denise Chase
Though comedic, this teacher's journal has a serious side as well. It gives vivid and often appalling vignettes of students hopelessly preoccupied with themselves and pop culture, officials presiding over a dysfunctional and foundering system, teachers grappling with frustrations and sometimes leaving the profession, and parents deluded into thinking their kids are blamele ...more
Paperback, 346 pages
Published January 1st 2009 by Langdon Street Press
(first published December 19th 2008)
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You don't have to be a teacher to enjoy this book. I think every middle school parent should read it! They do not pay teachers enough for what they have to put up with. I have a friend who is a middle school teacher and I can't wait to give her this book to read.