I'm a Teacher, Get Me Out of Here!

by Francis Gilbert | Biographies & Memoirs |
ISBN: Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingAngelChildwing of Maidstone, Kent United Kingdom on 5/18/2004
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13 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by wingAngelChildwing from Maidstone, Kent United Kingdom on Tuesday, May 18, 2004
A teachers experiences of teaching in an inner city school.


Peter Ackroyd
"…fascinating and finely observed…"

Philip Pullman
"...frank and vivid... swift and lively... Clearly Francis Gilbert is a gifted and charismatic teacher..."


Released 14 yrs ago (2/8/2005 UTC) at RABCK to fellow Bookcrossing member in RABCK, A RABCK -- Controlled Releases

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This one's going to LyzzyBee at the London Meet Up

Journal Entry 3 by LyzzyBee from Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Tuesday, February 08, 2005
Passed to me by caffcaff before the meetup. Thanks for this - looks fascinating! Mount TBR is high at the moment so it might take a while to get to it - but I promise I'll journal it when I do and I already have someone in mind to pass it to!

Journal Entry 4 by LyzzyBee from Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Monday, June 13, 2005
A fascinating, hilarious and disturbing no-holds-barred account of his teacher training and first teaching job. Ultimately hopeful and inspiring and there's a satisfying amount of inforamtion on the day-to-day routine. Excellent.

I want to keep this one so in time-honoured tradition am offering it up as a BookRing before it goes into the Permanent Collection. PM me with location and mailing preferences to join.

Journal Entry 5 by LyzzyBee from Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Monday, June 13, 2005
BOOKRING!

Usual rules apply...

Journal the book when you receive it and PM the next recipient for their address.

Try to read the book within 4 weeks.

Journal the book when you've read it.

Journal or make release notes when you've passed it on.

If you need to be skipped or have a problem, contact me.

ORDER SO FAR:

Pookledo UK (UK/EU)
Drusillamac Scotland (anywhere)
Iagegu UK (UK/EU)
Gembear UK (anywhere)
Elina Finland (EU)
Icila France (anywhere)
Nice-cup-of-tea Switzerland (anywhere)
Tenneh US Nebraska (US pref)
sabeena29 US Massachussetts (anywhere)

It's ...back with me!

Journal Entry 6 by LyzzyBee from Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Tuesday, June 21, 2005
PM'd pookledoo for address today

Journal Entry 7 by LyzzyBee at on Tuesday, June 21, 2005

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Sent to pookledo today.

Journal Entry 8 by Pookledo from Loughborough, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Thursday, June 23, 2005
Received in the post today. Looks good. I used to work in a school, so I'm interested to see if any of the anecdotes are similar to my experiences.

I've got another 2 book-rings books to finish before starting this one as they seem to have turned up like buses, but there shouldn't be a problem sending this off in time at all. The heat seems to mean that the only thing I can do successfully to relax is read at the moment!

Journal Entry 9 by Pookledo from Loughborough, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Monday, June 27, 2005
Not a bad book at all. A nice quick read which alleviated my fears that I wasn't totally nuts when I worked in a school!


Journal Entry 10 by Pookledo from Loughborough, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Thursday, June 30, 2005
Posted to Drusillamac!

Journal Entry 11 by Drusillamac from Glasgow, Scotland United Kingdom on Monday, July 04, 2005
Thanks for the book and the funky bookmark :-). It arrived on Friday but as I was rushing about to head to the Unconvention this is my first chance to journal it.

Journal Entry 12 by Drusillamac from Glasgow, Scotland United Kingdom on Sunday, July 10, 2005
I quite enjoyed reading this book. Both my parents are teachers so I can understand what was going on and it's throughly put me off going into teaching.

This book covers Francis Gilbert's first year teaching in a London school. The book ranges from humour to sympathy for some of the conditions the teachers and pupils find themselves in.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who is in teaching or is considering going into it.

Journal Entry 13 by Drusillamac from Glasgow, Scotland United Kingdom on Monday, July 11, 2005
Sent this book to Iagegu in the post this morning.

Journal Entry 14 by Iagegu from Preston, Lancashire United Kingdom on Wednesday, July 13, 2005
Thanks for passing on this book to me and for the lovely card. I am really looking forward to reading the book and will get around to it as soon as I can but have got a couple of bookrings before this.

Journal Entry 15 by Iagegu from Preston, Lancashire United Kingdom on Thursday, July 14, 2005
Extremely funny. I loved this book.

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Journal Entry 17 by Gembear from Melbourne, Victoria Australia on Thursday, July 21, 2005
Received the book today, thank you.
Will rip into it as soon as I've finished my latest read.

Journal Entry 18 by Gembear from Melbourne, Victoria Australia on Sunday, July 24, 2005
Finished the book this morning and found it highly amusing, especially his very apt description of an Ofsted Inspection. Having survived one of those I can whole heartedly agree with his views.
I could also relate to the way in which teaching changed him, the controlaholism, the obsessive workaholism, the confusion in understanding what the innuendo actually meant, working out who was safe and who was not amongst the staff. It's so true to life in schools.

Very enjoyable read that I'm passing onto Elina Finland.

Journal Entry 19 by Elina from Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Saturday, August 13, 2005
The book arrived safely to Finland. Thanks Gembear and LyzzyBee for sharing.

Journal Entry 20 by Elina from Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Wednesday, August 24, 2005
I really liked this one. It was funny and an easy read. When I was younger I wanted to be a teacher but somehow I ended up in business. This book made me regret it a bit that I didn't become a teacher but at the same time it made me relieved. :)

I'm passing it on today to Icila in France

Journal Entry 21 by wingIcilawing from Nantes, Pays de la Loire France on Saturday, September 17, 2005
The book is in France with me. Thanks.

Journal Entry 22 by wingIcilawing from Nantes, Pays de la Loire France on Wednesday, October 12, 2005
How this poor guy can survive to this horrific education system ?

Pming nice cup of tea.

Journal Entry 23 by wingIcilawing from Nantes, Pays de la Loire France on Friday, October 14, 2005
Mailed today to Switzerland.

Journal Entry 24 by nice-cup-of-tea from Zürich, Zürich Switzerland on Tuesday, October 25, 2005
Just arrived today, thanks icila, with a funky postcard and a caramel lollipop :-) I've got 2 bookrings ahead of this, but will get to it asap!
Thanks Lyzzybee for organising....

Journal Entry 25 by nice-cup-of-tea from Zürich, Zürich Switzerland on Saturday, October 29, 2005
An interesting and quick read about Francis Gilbert's first years of teaching in a 'rough' comprehensive school in East London. He is honest about his difficulties and failings as a teacher and his concerns about bceoming a good teacher.

However, I didn't really 'get on' with his writing style, it felt a bit 'choppy' and superficial. Having said that, he portrays a challenging portrait of education generally. I thought that the relationship between teachers and the groups in the staff room and the school hierarchy was well handle.

Journal Entry 26 by tenneh from Verdon, Nebraska USA on Monday, November 28, 2005
Received today - will get to it asap!

I liked this book but agree with nice-cup-of-tea about the writing style.

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going to sabeena29

Journal Entry 28 by sabeena29 from not specified, not specified not specified on Saturday, December 10, 2005
received today- will get to as soon as I finish my current read- am looking forward to reading this and seeing the differences between the English and the American educational systems as I have been a teacher in the US for about 7 years. Thanks for offering Lyzzybee.

Journal Entry 29 by sabeena29 from not specified, not specified not specified on Monday, December 26, 2005
just finished reading this - it was fast-paced and enjoyable to read. I am an elementary school teacher in the USA and could empathize and relate to Mr. Gilbert on many levels- thanks to all for sharing this book and making it a successful ring for LizzyBee and all participants- I heard he has written another book and am interested in reading that sometime- sending off to LizzyBee tomorrow.

Journal Entry 30 by LyzzyBee from Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Saturday, December 31, 2005
Arrived back home today in very good repair. Thank you everyone for being such careful readers and quick ones, too - 9 readers and back to me in 6 months!!

I'll post on here when I get hold of the sequel, to give you all a chance to join in for that one.

Journal Entry 31 by LyzzyBee from Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Monday, February 06, 2006
Reserving for mysteryfan03 to borrow.

Journal Entry 32 by LyzzyBee at on Tuesday, March 07, 2006
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Oops - pretty sure I posted this to mysteryfan03 back in Feb - sorry for not doing release notes!!

Journal Entry 33 by LyzzyBee at Another BookCrosser, RABCK -- Controlled Releases on Saturday, September 06, 2008

Released 10 yrs ago (9/6/2008 UTC) at Another BookCrosser, RABCK -- Controlled Releases

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Posting to Chelseagirl so she can read it before she reads the sequel, which I have also had pass through my hands! Enjoy!

Note: Oh no - I was supposed to post this to mysteryfan03 years ago and I never did! Can you add her to the end of the bookring please?? Oopsie - sorry!

Journal Entry 34 by chelseagirl from Faringdon, Oxfordshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Received from Lyzzybee, many thanks. I also have the second book by this author, so will read both and send them together in a ring, to finally go back to Lyzzybee. If anyone from this ring would like to read the second book only, PM me and I'll do a mini ring for that before the two go off together.

Journal Entry 35 by songofdarkness at Faringdon, Oxfordshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Received from chelseagirl

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