You Suck, Sir

You Suck, Sir

Chronicles of A High School English Teacher and the Smartass Students Who Schooled Him

Book - 2020
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"What happens when a stand-up comedian teaches English in Vancouver's largest public school? During his student-teaching practicum, Paul Bae assigned weekend homework to an English class. A student muttered, "You suck. " Mr. Bae turned on his heel, approached the student, and sternly asked, "What did you say?" The student replied, "Sorry. You suck, sir. " Mr. Bae promptly returned to his desk, took out his teaching journal, and wrote down the exchange. That would become the first entry of hundreds of encounters with students. Over twelve years of teaching English, Paul Bae - known simply as "Sir" or "Mr. Bae" - kept several journals in which he recorded conversations he had with his students. You Suck, Sir presents the best of those conversations. Ranging from outrageously funny to touchingly poignant, these vignettes are full of heart. Paul's stories are an irreverent, honest glimpse of teaching and learning and an inspiring peek into the connection one teacher has with his students. Both educators and anyone who has ever been a student will see themselves and their daily triumphs and struggles reflected here."--
Publisher: Vancouver, British Columbia : Robin's Egg Books, an imprint of Arsenal Pulp Press, ©2020.
ISBN: 9781551528076
Characteristics: 239 pages ;,21 cm.


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