To a teacher, a good day in the classroom is nirvana: young minds and hearts, opening to the world around them. But “teacher school” doesn’t prepare the newly minted educator for all eventualities. Like the gift of a python tail. Or a group of students labeled “unteachable.” Or a broken shower at home, on the very first day of a brand new career, leaving one to face students with bed head…and perhaps a slight odor.

Find out how real teachers coped, and read my two stories: “The Midday Gasp” and “High and Dry.”


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