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The Mouse in the Microwave Paperback – January 4, 2012
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The book is a fantastic journey back to my youth for me, but it is also an inspirational tale for someone looking in from the outside. It's a reminder that there is a person hiding underneath all that attitude and there is not only a reason but a treatment for a lot of the issues that affect problem kids. Sometimes that treatment is just someone willing to listen and not give up on them.
It's a good read and should be mandatory for anyone thinking about going into the teaching field especially if you are going into a at risk school.
Any administrator has a difficult path, but organizing and running a successful alternative school is probably the most challenging! John was able to do this for 14 years and meet the needs of an extremely diverse student population. His personal recollection of the process makes this book extremely valuable and enjoyable for any educator, but especially for those who have dealt with this same population. I heartily recommend this book and only wish that I have had the same impact on my students and staff!
With everything against this school, it is nothing short of a miracle that John lasted as long as he did.
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Read this book! A funny, memorable, and inspiring book, The Mouse in the Microwave tells the story of a county-wide alternative high school for dangerous and...Read more