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An Extinguished Career

The Author Says Welcome to my teaching world. It has drama ‘Sir sir – he’s been stabbed’– and there was a fallen student and blood to prove it. ‘You’re an agent of the devil ’ a student screamed at the teacher. The teacher checked for horns. It has controversy I was labelled a ‘dinosaur a dissident and a traditionalist’ - challenging NCEA was risky. But we were ‘being sold a dog’s breakfast.’ But above all it has humour a great deal of it Did the male teacher who promised the women on the staff a staffroom lunch survive after serving up stale bread and water How did dinner go when the raffle-winning teacher unwrapped his frozen chicken at home – only to find he’d won a very dead possum This book is an insight into that world and its demands; it is an account of an extinguished career. NOT AVAILABLE TILL MARCH 2019

An Extinguished Career, Dennis Spence, School, Teaching, Education, 9780473463199

An Extinguished Career - An Extinguished Career, Dennis Spence, 9780473463199
An Extinguished Career, Dennis Spence, 9780473463199
An Extinguished Career
The Author Says
Welcome to my teaching world.

It has drama: ‘Sir, sir – he’s been stabbed’– and there was a fallen student and blood to prove it. ‘You’re an agent of the devil!’ a student screamed at the teacher. The teacher checked for horns.
It has controversy: I was labelled a ‘dinosaur, a dissident and a traditionalist’ - challenging NCEA was risky. But we were ‘being sold a dog’s breakfast.’
But above all it has humour, a great deal of it: Did the male teacher who promised the women on the staff a staffroom lunch survive after serving up stale bread and water? How did dinner go when the raffle-winning teacher unwrapped his frozen chicken at home – only to find he’d won a very dead possum?
This book is an insight into that world and its demands; it is an account of an extinguished career.

NOT AVAILABLE TILL MARCH 2019
Available March 2019
Soft cover Soft cover
  NZ$ 30.00



Used expressions:An Extinguished Career An Extinguished Career, Dennis Spence, School, Teaching, Education, 9780473463199,The Author Says Welcome to my teaching world. It has drama ‘Sir sir – he’s been stabbed’– and there was a fallen student and blood to prove it. ‘You’re an agent of the devil ’ a student screamed at the teacher. The teacher checked for horns. It has controversy I was labelled a ‘dinosaur a dissident and a traditionalist’ - challenging NCEA was risky. But we were ‘being sold a dog’s breakfast.’ But above all it has humour a great deal of it Did the male teacher who promised the women on the staff a staffroom lunch survive after serving up stale bread and water How did dinner go when the raffle-winning teacher unwrapped his frozen chicken at home – only to find he’d won a very dead possum This book is an insight into that world and its demands; it is an account of an extinguished career. NOT AVAILABLE TILL MARCH 2019

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