Schooled : A Love Letter to the Exhausting, Infuriating, Occasionally Excruciating Yet Somehow Completely Wonderful Profession of Teaching

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New and experienced educators alike will laugh and commiserate with Stephanie's blunt, no-holds-barred commentary, which covers topics such nailing down (and surviving) that first teaching position ("When You're a 22-year-old Teacher and Your Students are 18 "), struggling with difficult students and day-to-day classroom frustrations ("Why Do I Kind of Hate This Job?: A Teacher's Year-Long Soliloquy"), avoiding that annoying coworker ("Just Stay Out of the Faculty Lounge"), dealing with administrative issues and bureaucracy in education ("Those Who Can't Teach Join the School Board") and teaching outside the traditional classroom ("Goodbye Classroom, Hello Computer").

These amusing adventures in education shout "I see you, fellow teacher.... and you're not alone." Her relatable struggles are required reading for ed-majors, new hires, teaching veterans, school administrators and everyone else interested in our country's education system and the dedicated professionals who make it all possible.

Schooled is the book every college-grad and first-year teacher needs, and what every veteran teacher wishes he or she had.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 220 pages
  • 209 x 141 x 17mm | 267g
  • Essex, United States
  • English
  • 162414876X
  • 9781624148767
  • 1,444,348

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"Jankowski has a great way of showing what it's really like to be a teacher. F'ing hard. But f'ing awesome."
-- Karen Alpert, New York Times bestselling author of I Heart My Little A-Holes "I've always said mothers have the hardest job, but after reading Schooled, I want to change my answer. Through humor, heart, and a hint of inappropriate honesty, Jankowski has written a love letter to her profession and given the rest of us a glimpse of the toughest job in the world."
--Jen Mann, New York Times bestselling author of People I Want to Punch in the Throat "Teachers: If you've ever been mistaken for a student, wondered why you're still doing it or caught a student acting like a jackass at your expense, this is your book."
--Clint Edwards, bestselling author of I'm Sorry...Love, Your Husband and Silence is a Scary Sound "Schooled is a beautifully written love-letter to both students and educators. This is one of the best books about education I've read. I can't wait to give it to every teacher and administrator I know."
--Julianna Miner, author of Raising a Screensmart Kid, blogger at Rants From Mommyland "Stephanie's writing is smart, witty, well-informed, brave and compassionate."
--Janelle Hanchett, author of I'm Just Happy to Be Here "Stephanie Jankowski breathes life into situations many of us have experienced and takes us on her journey through insight and humor. You owe it to yourself to read this book."
--Tif Mulally, Ph.D. Assistant Professor at Misericordia University "Jankowski's humor and sense of the absurd show that she knows how to hold the good and bad without letting the bad make her bitter. THAT is a gift."
--Nicole Knepper, MA, LCPC, author of Moms Who Drink and Swear "Whether you need a laugh, a dose of inspiration, or just comfort in the fact that another teacher 'gets it, ' Schooled is a wonderful teacher read."
--Hannah Hudson, WeAreTeachers Editorial Director "Jankowski harnesses humor and humility in this delightfully honest compilation of essays. Long known as the shapers of the future and of our children, Jankowski proves that teachers also possess as much wit as they do wisdom."
--Elly Lonon, author of Amongst the Liberal Elite "Forget apples or another coffee mug, Stephanie Jankowski's hilarious, honest and heartwarming Schooled makes the perfect teacher appreciation gift."
--Ann Imig, founder of Listen to Your Mother
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About Stephanie Jankowski

Stephanie Jankowski is the founder of popular parenting and teaching blog When Crazy Meets Exhaustion. A former English teacher, she is currently a staff writer for We Are Teachers educational website, and she also writes for sites such as Scary Mommy, BlogHer, Huffington Post and Mamapedia. She lives with her husband and three children in Pittsburgh, PA.
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