"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