What I Learned the Hard Way: Memoir of a First Year Teacher

By Georgie Brooks


‘Everyone knows everything about teachers. They can tell you about their holidays (too long), their days (too short), their whinging (too much), their job (too easy), and their personalities (too bossy). I thought I knew what I was doing when I retrained as a teacher as part of my mid-life crisis. I. Had. No. Idea.’

Georgie wanted to make a difference and do some good in the world. She decided that becoming an English teacher was the perfect solution. She could impart her love of literature to the impressionable young minds of tomorrow as a ‘mature-age’ high-school teacher. Not to mention enjoying the perks of working 9 to 3 five days a week! She had survived years of law, government offices and hobby farming, combined with hand-rearing her own children, so how hard could teaching really be? Well, quite hard as it turned out. Quite hard indeed.

A must for teachers, educators, parents and anyone who appreciates dark humour!

Read Chapter 1 here.

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ISBN: 9781923215146

Size: 234 x 156 mm

Black & white, 194 pages

Published: May 2024

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