Friday, May 26, 2006

Books that you should be reading # 12 of a bunch

Apathy Jack writes:

Mammals by Pierre Merot

The headmaster loves to write. It is one of his favourite activities, along with eating, shouting, being insulted, having chairs thrown through his windows, etc. He bombards new teachers with first-rate teaching advice. He reminds them of the basics of teaching, which boils down to not making waves. If someone spits at you, for example, or you have your wallet stolen, which, let's face it, are minor and completely acceptable ofences, there is no point in reporting it and demanding that action be taken. 'Let me be crystal clear, cherished colleagues: the school administration will not support you. It is your job to earn respect.'

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