100 Ways to Kill a Teacher: Cautionary Tales About Public Education in Canada

· FriesenPress
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About this ebook

What does it mean to be a cog in the educational system? This compilation of stories from a long and distinguished career in education will help those entering the field—or still in it—to understand the many pitfalls, heartbreaks, and limitations they’ll face. But it will also be eye-opening for anyone with a stake in the world of education: parents, administrators, consultants, teachers, and just about anyone who hopes to live in a society where the education system actually serves those it’s supposed to.

Organized into ten lively chapters, it tackles the hard questions such as: getting hired, sexual harassment, racism towards teachers and students, paternalism, toxic positivity, dealing with crazy coworkers, and self-care. It speaks to the gaps, hidden agendas, and rules of the public education system from the point of view of a committed, long-time educator.

Biting, insightful, infused with righteous anger...and frequently hilarious, 100 Ways to Kill a Teacher works as an early warning system to new teachers, as a guide for current educators, and as a great resource for parents.

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4 reviews
Stan Scott
September 28, 2021
I guess they’ll let anyone publish a book now? I have never read a book that is more toxic and mean than this book. If the intention is to be an exposé it fails. It comes off as the sociopathic ramblings of a mean spirited person does not seem to get along with anyone. Perhaps the author should look in a mirror. DO NOT BUY!!
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Jon Aisi
September 29, 2021
This book is an amalgamation of stories from many teachers. This book looks at the embedded issues in the educational system in Canada by reflecting on the stories from teachers. As a parent that had dealt with teachers and schools in general, this book is an eye opener into the educational system.
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m buchanan
November 11, 2021
Fascinating and almost impossible to stop once you start. Aisicovich has a wonderful conversational writing style that makes this an entertaining and easy read, even when the material is troubling. I would LOVE a sequel that continues to expose the truth of what is going on in our public schools and this broken education machine.
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About the author

Margaret Aisicovich has a master’s and a PhD in Education. In a multi-decade career, she taught grades K–12 and at the university level. She was also a divisional consultant and a K–12 principal. While she was teaching, she taught English as an additional language to new Canadians and published two books with her students: How I Got My Name, Lost it and Found it Again and An Anthology of School Stories by EAL High School Students in English and Their Mother Tongue.

Dr. Aisicovich was born in Poland and moved to Canada at the age of six. She has two grown children and lives in rural Manitoba with her husband, two huskies, three horses, and a donkey.

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