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ADEQUATE YEARLY PROGRESS is a workplace novel that captures teaching with humor, insight, and heart. It switches perspectives among a diverse group of educators as their professional lives impact their personal lives and vice versa. Forbes calls the book “laugh-out-loud-funny satire.” The Washington Post calls it, “A funny but insightful look at teachers in the workplace. . . reminiscent of the TV show The Office but set in an urban high school.”
SEE ME AFTER CLASS: ADVICE FOR TEACHERS BY TEACHERS is a funny, honest, practical guide with tips and stories from experienced teachers around the country. The book is a staple in school districts and educator training programs throughout the country. Humorist Dave Barry called the book “very funny.” Education Week says, “This is the kind of no-nonsense straight talk that teachers are starved for and too rarely get.”
ROXANNA ELDEN is the author of, most recently, Adequate Yearly Progress: A Novel. She combines eleven years of experience as a public school teacher with a decade of speaking to audiences around the country about education issues. Her first book, See Me After Class: Advice for Teachers by Teachers, is a staple in school districts and educator training programs, and her work has been featured on NPR as well as in the New York Times, The Washington Post, the Atlantic, Education Week, and many other outlets. You can learn more about her work at: http://www.roxannaelden.com