The Great Expectations School: A Rookie Year in the New Blackboard Jungle

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The Great Expectations School: A Rookie Year in the New Blackboard Jungle

Format:  Paperback,

295 pages

Publisher: Perseus Distribution Services

Publish Date: Sep 2011

ISBN-13: 9781611450330

ISBN-10: 1611450330

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At the age of twenty-two, Dan Brown came to P.S. 85 as an eager, fresh-faced teacher. He was even as-signed his own class: 4-217. Unbeknownst to him, 4-217 was the designated dumping ground for all fourth-grade problem cases, and his students would prove to be more challenging than he could have ever anticipated.

Intent on being a caring, dedicated teacher but confronted with unruly children, absent parents, and a failing administration, Dan was pushed to the limit time and again: he found himself screaming with rage, punching his fist through a blackboard out of sheer frustration, often just wanting to give up and walk away. Yet, in this seeming chaos, he slowly learned from the more seasoned teachers at the school and from his own mistakes how to discipline, teach, and make a difference. The Great Expectations School is the touching story of Class 4-217 and their teacher, Mr. Brown. But more than that, it is the revealing story of a broken educational system and all those struggling within and fighting against it.

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Author:
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Publisher: Perseus Distribution Services
Publish Date: Sep 2011
ISBN-13: 9781611450330
ISBN-10: 1611450330
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 295
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.85
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.08 x 0.89 x 9.03

Chapter outline

Author's Notep. ix
Cast of Charactersp. xi
Prologuep. 1
June/July From the Floor to the Moonp. 3
August What Do You Want Us to Do?p. 19
September The Disharmonyp. 30
October Motivation into Submissionp. 73
November Snapp. 102
December Courage Bearp. 132
January The Dentist Is Inp. 149
February Stressed and Assessedp. 166
Marchp. 185
April Teacher Dance Partyp. 214
May Nothing Cannes Stop You Nowp. 227
June Teacher Gone Missingp. 240
Teacher Foundp. 256
Epiloguep. 292
Acknowledgmentsp. 296

Book description

At the age of twenty-two, Dan Brown came to P.S. 85 as an eager, fresh-faced teacher. He was even as-signed his own class: 4-217. Unbeknownst to him, 4-217 was the designated dumping ground for all fourth-grade problem cases, and his students would prove to be more challenging than he could have ever anticipated.

Intent on being a caring, dedicated teacher but confronted with unruly children, absent parents, and a failing administration, Dan was pushed to the limit time and again: he found himself screaming with rage, punching his fist through a blackboard out of sheer frustration, often just wanting to give up and walk away. Yet, in this seeming chaos, he slowly learned—from the more seasoned teachers at the school and from his own mistakes—how to discipline, teach, and make a difference. The Great Expectations School is the touching story of Class 4-217 and their teacher, Mr. Brown. But more than that, it is the revealing story of a broken educational system and all those struggling within and fighting against it.

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