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This book was chosen by The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International as one of its Top 5 Must Reads for 2013. DKG is organized in 18 countries around the world and works to promote professional and personal growth for women educators and excellence in education. Teachers step to the front of the classroom every day and do their darnedest to capture their student's attention ...more
Hardcover, 180 pages
Published October 19th 2012 by R & L Education
(first published October 16th 2012)
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Apr 21, 2016 Ryan Sanders rated it it was amazing
This is a powerful book which will open the reader's eyes to just how drastically our public education system is in need of reform. While there are many humorous moments, heartbreaking anecdotes and telling stories contained within this brief tome, there was one thing that stuck with me. You can read my introspection below but for someone looking to just pick up this book and go, please, please, PLEASE do. Especially if you have children in the public education system. Learn what type of parent ...more
I first noticed Kelly Flynn as the educational contributor to the Flint Journal and the Jackson Citizen Patriot newspapers. Currently, I understand, she is a freelance writer still focusing on public education and the current state of affairs. From her teacher perspective her book is a collection of observations regarding the classroom, students, parents, community, and policy. She takes a frank and honest look at what is really going on within these confines whether, as they say, it is the ...more
Kelly Flynn is the author of The Teachers’ Lounge (Uncensored): A Funny, Edgy, Poignant Look at Life in the Classroom. After teaching high school journalism and English in Flint, Michigan, Flynn decided to walk the walk after 20 years of talking the talk. She left the classroom and wrote a weekly newspaper column covering education from an insider's point of view. Her popular column, Inside ...more