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Teaching: It's Harder Than It Looks

Authors: Dee, Gerry
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
BISAC/Subject: HUM003000, HUM000000, BIO019000, HUM025000
ISBN: 9780385677462, Related ISBNs: 0385677456, 0385677464, 0385677472, 9780385677455, 9780385677462
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 272,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis:

Gerry Dee is a rising comic star whose humour has been compared to Bill Cosby's. He spent ten years working as a teacher and survived (barely) to tell his tales. Told from the honest point-of-view of a not-so-good, often-very-bad public school teacher--the kind who teaches hungover (and lies about it), loses his students' exams (and lies about it), and stages an impromptu baseball game in the middle of history class just to kill some time, Teaching: It's Harder Than It Looks is Mr. D at his best.

This book collects Gerry's funniest anecdotes about teaching, about students and about their parents. As Gerry's ode to school life, it's sure to bring back a memory or two, whether you were the teacher's pet or the class clown. Throughout, he offers tongue-in-cheek "Teacher Tips and Tricks," uncomfortable notes to parents, awkward report cards and all manner of memorabilia of school days.

He's extremely funny, on the page as well as in person, and he's the kind of personality who will reach out beyond his own core comedy audience to a broad demographic of educators, parents and students who relate to his humour and experiences.

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