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Go See the Principal

True Tales from the School Trenches
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Summary

From an elementary school principal and popular YouTube personality, inspiration and humor for educators to tackle the challenges they face day in and day out

Gerry Brooks is an elementary school principal turned YouTube celebrity who entertains K-12 teachers, administrators, and parents across the country. He tells jokes with the kind of mocking humor that gets a laugh yet can be safely shared in school. After all, even great schools have bad days - when lesson plans fall through, disgruntled parents complain, kids throw temper tantrums because they have to use the same spoon for their applesauce and mashed potatoes, and, of course, dealing with...The Horror! The Horror!...dreaded assessments. 

Ranging from practical topics like social media use in the class­room and parent-teacher conferences to more lighthearted sections such as "Pickup and Dropoff: An Exercise in Humanity" and "School Supplies: Yes, We Really Need All That Stuff", Go See the Principal offers comic relief, inspiration, and advice to those who need it the most.

©2019 Gerry Brooks (P)2019 Hachette Audio

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Overall a good book

The author has a good sense of humor and give his own tales of time in his School system. I enjoy Mr brooks humorous stories throughout the book, I would suggest this novel to starting out teachers as it gives a humors view on what to expect.

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  • Mrs. Dorminey
  • 06-07-19

Excellent!

Gerry Brooks reminds us that there are so many struggles and moments of pure happiness that come with being an educator. Administrators, teachers, and parents should read this!

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  • Jinjer
  • 29-06-19

I have so many ideas now to use in my classroom!

love this book! Enjoyed listening to Gerry reading the story. Parents should read it too!

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  • Melissa Radu
  • 10-08-19

Gerry Brooks rocks. This is a must read book

This is a must read book for teachers and parents. The school environment would be better if we understand each other.

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  • Mary
  • 09-08-19

so true, so fun, so insightful

loved it! Gerry Brooks really gets important ideas and truths across with his great humor included.

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  • Sabra
  • 31-07-19

thank you thank you thank you!

a MUST READ for teachers principals, secretaries bus drivers custodians superintendents parents and anyone else who works in schools. Great work Gerry!

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  • Linda Irwin
  • 21-07-19

Amazing & inspiring

Every education should read this. So down to earth and such a great reminder of our why!

Loved it

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  • Colleen
  • 14-06-19

Awesome

I loved this book, because it touched on so many different areas of a school. The comedy thrown in had me laughing out loud on my drive to school.

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  • panagiota tzortzis
  • 08-06-19

Parents and educators will LOVE this!

I simply love Gerry's YouTube videos.... so how could I not love his book? It is great to listen to in the car. This would be a great gift for a parent, teacher or administrator! I hope he writes another book!

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  • Kimberly Hefelfinger
  • 28-05-19

Such a great, inspirational read!

In this book, Gerry Brooks explains many happenings at school from EVERY perspective with respect and appreciation...and a few reality checks here and there. Thank you for sharing such great inspiration!

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  • Frances S. Shea
  • 27-05-19

Better than vienner sausage!

As a retired principal, I thought this book was fantastic. A lot of common sense reminders and a little bit of humor for teachers, principals, parents, cafeteria ladies, secretaries, and all schools staff. A great book for any educator, particularly a new educator or a clueless legislator!