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Mr. Gish, May I Go to the Bathroom?: My First Year As a High School Teacher Stationery – September, 1994


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"...Mr. Gish is alert and aware, a reflective observer of his school, his students and even himself. If you've ever wondered what that first year might be like-the pleasure, pain, confusion, boredom and even sweet surprise, here's an inside look." -- Sy Schwartz, Ed.D, Western Washington Universtiy

"I appreciated reading a book from an actual teacher."

"The way the book was written could keep the attention of anyone. Some of the situations made me put the book down for a minute, figure what I would do, and then see how similar or different our approaches might be...The book also made me aware of the risks that teachers face, while breaking up a fight or possibly getting AIDS from a bleeding student. I will go into my career with my eyes open..."

"One of the things I found interesting was the anxiety the author felt. I think that is important to talk about because it is something you really don't think about until you are thrown into the fire." -- Comments from education majors

"I know of no book or journal that so engagingly relates the life of a first year teacher as "Mr. Gish, may I go to the bathroom?"...This is not a journal with 'how to do it' answers...It is the story of trial and error, and of growth toward becoming an educator...Highly recommended for anyone interested in schools or schooling." -- Dr. Peter J. Hovenier,Western Washington University.

"My class...very much liked the narrative style and realities of teaching, coaching and family life that you describe so well...Thanks for writing the book; I'll use it again." -- Dr. Sandra B. Oldendorf, Western Montana College

About the Author

Steve Gish, married with six children, was a lawyer for 12 years before he decided to become a high school teacher. Steve lives in Port Angeles, Washington with his wife and six children.
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Product Details

  • Stationery
  • Publisher: Peanut Butter Pub (September 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0897165209
  • ISBN-13: 978-0897165204
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 6 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,903,763 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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