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Praise for See Me After Class
“You know how you’ve always thought that if you were a teacher, you’d go insane? Well, this very funny book proves that you definitely would. But in a good way.” -Dave Barry
“When working with new teachers you need to have empathy and be able to show them that others have gone there before them and survived the trial by fire. You need to have a great sense of humor to lighten the moment when things get tough. And you need to have tried-and-tested tools and tips … See Me After Class has all of those components and is a valuable resource for new teachers and for those who work with them.” -Ellen Moir, Founder and CEO of The New Teacher Center
“…a useful, empathetic guide to weathering the first-year lumps…. a frothy, satisfying Guinness for the teacher’s soul.”
-Dan Brown, Director of the Future Educators Association, and author of The Great Expectations School
“Roxanna Elden is one of the most practical, engaging and entertaining writers on education issues around. See Me After Class is a must-have book for any teacher’s bookshelf. On second-thought, you’ll probably want to keep it on your classroom desk since you’ll use it so much!”
-Larry Ferlazzo, Education Week Classroom Q&A
“This is the kind of no-nonsense straight talk that teachers are starved for, but too rarely get. Roxanna Elden tells it like it is, with a heavy dose of practicality, a dash of cynicism, a raft of constructive suggestions, and plenty of wry humor. I recommend See Me After Class, wholeheartedly and unabashedly.” -Rick Hess, Director Education Policy Studies at AEI
“A shot of real-world, practical advice that’s grounded in common sense and years of classroom experience…. All I can say is, Halleluiah, sister.” -Ellie Herman, Gatsby in LA blog
See Me After Class is a funny, honest, practical guide with hundreds of tales and tips from veterans from across the country. It’s meant to keep the great teachers of the future in the classroom long enough to become great, and deals head-on with the challenges not covered in training. Read it when a lesson goes horribly wrong, your whole class “forgets” a major project, or a parent curses at you in front of the kids. Pull it out at lunch on a bad day, or Sunday night as you battle those six-more-hours-till-Monday stomach cramps. This is meant to get you to school tomorrow.
The book has been featured as a book club and holiday pick by numerous organizations, including the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, The Center for Teaching Quality, Harvard’s Education Next, American Federation of Teachers Teacher Magazine, and Charter School Tools, and was one of BuzzFeed’s “15 Books that Will Make You a Better Teacher.”
While other books cover the eyes of readers to keep from scaring them, See Me After Class asks teachers to be brutally honest about how tough teaching is and whether the rewards are still worth it.
You can uncover your eyes now, teachers. The answer is yes.