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Learn Me Good download ebook
ISBN:
1411665899
ISBN13:
978-1411665897
Author:
John Pearson
Publisher:
lulu.com (October 26, 2010)
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Pages:
212 pages
ePUB:
1936 kb
Fb2:
1438 kb
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Category:
Humor
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Rating:
4.1

About John Pearson: John Pearson was born just outside of Washington, DC, but moved to Texas as quickly as he. .Learn Me Good was born of the baptism-by-fire nature of Pearson's first year as a teacher, and Learn Me Gooder was the natural sequel.

About John Pearson: John Pearson was born just outside of Washington, DC, but moved to Texas as quickly as he could. A book about everything. Being a Jeopardy! nerd, AND having a son who is majorly into the countries of the world, it didn't take me too long to reply with a resounding YES, PLEASE!

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I dedicate this book to my blushing bride, the love of my life. When I first published Learn Me Good, I had no idea how successful it would be. Sure, in my daydreams, it would become an international bestseller, I’d receive multiple invitations to appear on Oprah’s show, and every house would have 2 copies (one for each bathroom).

His first book, Learn Me Good, was born of the baptism-by-fire nature of Pearson's first year as a teacher. His second, Learn Me Gooder (a sequel, can you tell?) practically wrote itself after 7 years of teaching third grade. His latest is a foray into the world of Fantasy Football. I Coulda CaughtThat Pass! (a true story about fake football) details one season in theNational Football Liquors, his fantasy football league.

John Pearson was born just outside of Washington, DC, but moved to Texas as quickly as he could. Teachers Tournament in 2013 and the Tournament of Champions in 2014. His first book, Learn Me Good, was born of the baptism-by-fire nature of Pearson's first year as a teacher. Growing up with a passion for science, math, and calculator watches, he obtained engineering degrees and basketball (watching) accolades from Duke University and Texas A&M.

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Jack Woodson was a thermal design engineer for four years until he was laid off from his job. Now, as a teacher, he faces new challenges. Conference calls have been replaced with parent conferences. Product testing has given way to standardized testing. Instead of business cards, Jack now passes out report cards. The only thing that hasn't changed noticeably is the maturity level of the people surrounding him all day. Learn Me Good is a hilarious first-person account, inspired by real life experiences. Through a series of emails to Fred Bommerson, his buddy who still works at Heat Pumps Unlimited, Jack chronicles a year-in-the-life of a brand new teacher. With subject lines such as "Irritable Vowel Syndrome," "In math class, no one can hear you scream," and "I love the smell of Lysol in the morning," Jack writes each email with a dash of sarcasm and plenty of irreverent wit.
Reviews:
  • Gralmeena
Okay, maybe he did try a little too hard to be funny in a spot or two; but, most of this book took me right back to my many years of teaching. This young teacher learned the three most important things necessary to become a good, effective teacher: Love what you do, appreciate the differences in your students and use your sense of humor. Humor defuses so many problems. He did show plainly one of the biggest problems in education today, which is OVERTESTING. So much of the joy of both teaching and learning is destroyed by forced testing.
I saw a tee shirt that sums it up very well:
Those who can TEACH;
Those who can't pass laws about teaching!
Down from my soapbox now. I really enjoyed this book. So many of his experiences mirrored mine that it made me laugh out loud.
In a negative review someone criticized his supposedly sharing these events with his former colleagues and repeating their reactions as being unrealistic. Au contraire. An absolutely hilarious paragraph about Louie Pasteur' s work with cholera was written by one of my remedial sixth graders during my husband's deployment to Korea. There was a cholera outbreak over there during this time. I sent him a copy of the paragraph, he put it on a bulletin board and I got all kinds of responses from it. The soldiers loved it!
If you've ever loved teaching or loved a teacher, you will enjoy this book. It's worth reading just for the imaginative ways he signs the emails. There is a sequel, and yes, I plan to read it.
  • Conjuril
John Pearson's "Learn Me Good" is an enjoyable little book that you can get for the Kindle fairly cheaply. As many others have explained, the book is a semi-autobiographical account of Pearson's first year of teaching as told by a series of emails to a former coworker at "Heat Pumps R' Us."

There are several laugh out loud funny moments in the book, usually describing kids being innocently silly or budding psychopaths. It is a pleasant and humorous read and for the most part is a G-rated read that most anyone could enjoy. The few PG-13 jokes (among the funniest) would probably go right over kids heads anyhow.

A few things keep the book from earning a few more stars. One ongoing joke about a kid incorrectly spelling a famed four letter word is met at one point by a reference to "Turret's Syndrome." Admittedly this is unintentionally hilarious, but goes to the greater point of the book needing a bit of editing. Also, at times I found Pearson tried a bit too hard to slam jokes and pop culture references into every sentence instead of letting it flow more naturally.

All in all, they are mostly minor complaints and Learn Me Good will give you some excellent laughs. For the price, it is hard to resist.
  • Vispel
A cute jaunt into the world of a new teacher in an elementary school in Texas, this book does a pretty good job presenting a very real reflection of the world of public education through the eyes of the ex-engineer narrator. The thing about this book was that it was great in some parts, and quite silly in others - my main gripe was that I felt very inconsistent in my overall appreciation of it.

I will say foremost that this was probably written with the elementary school teacher in mind as an audience, as I do not see it reflecting my work as an instructor many ways as I teach much older children. I did like the horror transitioning out of the world of engineering, which is my exact same situation. It is corny and cute, but it seems that most of the overarching chapters (emails) are extremely formulaic and are the exact same structure, tone, and approach through the entire school year's day to day, which is the format of the book. I am not sure if this was intentional, but I felt it got a little boring at times. "Hi, old work joke, thing that happened at school, recurring joke from earlier, sincerely, smarmy name that has to do with the story."

I also thought the allusions throughout the book were a little strange as they were inconsistent in what the audience should have prior knowledge of. In one place, he is simply signing his name "Ms. Havisham" in response to being a bit about being single, but in the next he was explaining how at the end of a GIJoe episode there was a lesson. I was not sure that he really had to explain every cultural reference, pop or otherwise.

What I liked was his sense of humor throughout the book, as corny as it was there was little I felt was terrible. It was cute - and perhaps a little too cute for my taste. My favorite parts were his addition of the allusions of literature that come every few pages. I just thought it was "ok" though. Perhaps I just don't fall into the intended audience. Maybe if Dave Barry were a teacher, this would be something he could have written; but strictly in my opinion, Dave Barry is just as clean but just a little bit funnier.