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Confessions of a teacher: Because school isn't quite what you remember it to be...

Confessions of a teacher: Because school isn't quite what you remember it to be... [Kindle Edition]

Jane Salomon
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Remember those school days? The ones you'd love to forget but can't help recalling when an old school mate crosses your path? In the far away land of her memory, Jane Salomon too was a school kid, until... She defected to the other camp: the teacher side.

From this new vintage point she learned to adapt to the wild and dysfunctional world of secondary education. With a blend of humour and sarcasm, she casts a critical glance at the bizarre and often comical ways those around her operate. Hollywood best thrillers, action movies and romance pale to insignificance next to the topsy-turvy world of school.

Who shot the janitor? How does a teacher unwittingly becomes a drug smuggler? What makes a simple toilet turn into a fully operational head-quarter? And that's only the staff...

Confessions of a teacher offers a witty outlook on what really happens in our schools. Funny and insightful, it will likely put a different spin on what you remember of your school days.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 204 KB
  • Print Length: 94 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0091SNBMG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #45,669 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Confessio0ns of a teacher. 28 Jan 2013
By Jeanlyn
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This is a great read for anyone who is to do with education. It is fun and true to life.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Its okay 8 Nov 2012
By Louise
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Good enough book to pass a while but pretty badly written. A lot of spelling and grammar mistakes. Maybe this is more a fault of the editing?
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2.0 out of 5 stars Should have had a proofreader 19 Oct 2012
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As a retired teacher myself, there were some real gems in here to which I could relate - the 'not smiling before Christmas,' and the over-the-top, meaningless educational jargon, to mention but two.

Now, I understand that the author is French, but the mistakes - grammatical ones, spelling ones and vocabulary ones - are unforgivable from a teacher in a book. It would have been so easy to get someone else to read it and point out those glaring errors which made me wince.

Such a shame, because I know how little time there is left after all the real job is done, and this book probably took up quite a while. In the end it is just embarrassing for the author.

I proof-read myself now, and I know how easily mistakes can get made, but with English as a second language, a proof-reader should have been used for this book.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Why? 11 Oct 2012
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Why oh why did I read it to the end?? This book was awful. There were spelling and grammar mistakes throughout, which just drove me crazy (I hope this teacher never looks at my child's work!) I feel I have no more idea about teaching than I did from the start. No funny stories, nothing to really give an idea what life is like in the staff room. Just a lot of drivel from someone who clearly hates her job.
All I can say is don't bother!
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1.0 out of 5 stars Proof that teachers are paid too much!!!!! 5 Sep 2013
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This book was a very poor, uninteresting, poorly written, and dull read. I thought that this book would be a collection of funny and interesting stories about mischievous school pupils, teacher scandals and staff room stories; because lets be honest we all have about 50 such stories which we can recall from out school years. This book accounts none of this, it is simply an overpaid and glorified babysitter who hates and is terrible at her job, moaning about her job!

There are a few main themes to this book: the main one being that teachers are very busy and have a lot of paperwork in their free periods;even though this teacher never seem to do any as she is always in the staff room and chatting with other teachers or in the toilet (yes, in this book more goes on in the toilet than in the classroom, and I don't mean anything interesting).

The second main theme is the love life of another teacher, Dora, which is extremely dull. In a nut shell - she is single, fancies another teacher, who doesn't fancy her and then she meets someone else. DONE!

The third and final theme in this book is that there is a change to the national curriculum and this teacher has no idea, and no intention of learning what that is.

So what have I learned from this book: I shouldn't have wasted my money on it, teachers are overpaid and really don't do very much (based upon this teacher's account of things) and have far too many holidays.

To the writer of this book, parents all over the UK would sleep easier at night if teachers with your mentality found another profession, although based upon this book you might only be useful if you donated your body to medical science. Please consider this suggestion.

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