Unsolicited Advice for Newly Hired High School Educators

Rated 4.55/5 based on 11 reviews
Absolute power corrupts absolutely--a teacher's power isn't nearly that cool. In a rapid-fire, no-holds-barred journey through one teacher's first year, you'll see what makes teaching such an impossible yet rewarding profession. Along the way you'll get plenty of unsolicited advice. Perfect for the new teacher in your life or anyone who likes quirky comedy topped with some healthy sentimentality.

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Kelli Caselman reviewed on June 20, 2010

I'm not a teacher, but as a parent I can appreciate Mr. Nicely's wisdom. I think the true value of different teaching methods is determined by the results. I had 4 children go through the school system. When they had teachers they admired, learning was fun for them. When they had teachers they feared, learning lost its joy. Thank goodness, the sour, disapproving teachers were in the minority. Every teacher leaves a mark on a child's soul.
(review of free book)
1Carolann reviewed on June 19, 2010

To Brenda Monson: Perhaps you've been teaching too many years without enough laughter sprinkled into your 'educator of Classroom Management at the University Level'. I am absolutely delighted to have run into Mr. Nicely before I had to take a class from you!
(review of free book)
Michael Newman reviewed on April 23, 2010

Enjoyable quick read. It feels like a memoir written as a book of advice, some of which is quite good.
(review of free book)
Brenda Monson reviewed on April 18, 2010

I have been an educator for over 20 years and now teach Classroom Management at a University level. And I would not recommend this book to any of my students about to enter the job. Being funny shouldn't be the first goal of being informative.
(review of free book)
Wendy Welch reviewed on April 12, 2010

I've wondered what the secrets to being a great teacher were. If only ALL teachers would read this book! Glad I did. Mr. Nicely delivers some sage advice in a really enjoyable way.
(review of free book)
Stephen Cooke reviewed on April 5, 2010

Funny, disturbing and honest. It should be required reading for all new teachers.
(review of free book)
Michelle M. reviewed on April 4, 2010

This is a great read! Interesting & funny. I can't wait for all of my teacher-friends to read this.
(review of free book)
Jeff Hurlow reviewed on April 3, 2010

I found it both funny, sad, disturbing and poignant. Pete tackles this subject from a real insiders point of view and captures all the subtle details that make it so realistic. And that cover is brilliant!
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Sandra reviewed on April 1, 2010

I loved it! I can't wait to send it to my friend who teaches high school. Very heart-warming and it sounds like being teacher is a rewarding and great profession.
(review of free book)
Ade reviewed on April 1, 2010

Heartening and funny. Teachers or not, you'll enjoy this piece.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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