Once upon a time...
a little girl had a dream her words would resonate with others. That dream came true when
Schooled by Stephanie Jankowski was published.
By an educator, for educators (and anyone who appreciates the crazy that is working with people!), Schooled is a compilation of short stories about my experiences in education. You'll laugh, cry, and learn...and then hopefully laugh some more.
Schooled: A Love Letter to the Exhausting, Infuriating, Occasionally Excruciating Yet Somehow Completely Wonderful Profession of Teaching
In this hilariously frank essay collection, high school English teacher and author Stephanie Jankowski throws open the classroom door to reveal the draining, frustrating, hair-pulling, but ultimately rewarding career that is teaching. Anyone in education (or who works with kids!) will laugh and commiserate with Steph’s blunt, no-holds-barred commentary in essays like:
When You’re a 22-year-old Teacher and Your Students are 18
Why Do I Kind of Hate This Job?
The Month of May Can Go Straight to Hell.
Baby-Naming Triggers, Classroom PTSD, and Other Predicaments Only Teacher-Parents Will Understand
The Time I Said the C-Word at a School Assembly (and Wasn’t Fired!)
Required reading for every educator who has wanted to bang their head against the blackboard, Schooled by Stephanie Jankowski shouts: “I see you, fellow teacher… and you’re not alone.”
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PRAISE FOR "SCHOOLED"
"Forget apples or another coffee mug, Stephanie Jankowski's hilarious, honest and heartwarming SCHOOLED makes the perfect teacher appreciation gift."
— Ann Imig, Founder, LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER
"Teachers: if you’ve ever been mistaken for a student, wondered why you’re still doing it, or caught a student acting like a jackass at your expense, this is your book."
— Clint Edwards, author of Silence is a Scary Sound
"Stephanie’s writing is smart, witty, well-informed, brave, and compassionate.”
— Janelle Hanchett, author of I’m Just Happy to Be Here
“Jankowski has a great way of showing what it’s really like to be a teacher. F’ing hard. But F’ing awesome.”
— New York Times best-selling author Karen Alpert
"Finding humor in the hard parts of the work, Schooled is a beautifully written love-letter to both students and educators. Stephanie Jankowski writes with wit and empathy, sharing the good and bad of life in the classroom in a way few can. This is one of the best books about education I’ve read. I can’t wait to give it to every teacher and administrator I know."
— Julianna Miner, Author of Raising A Screensmart Kid: Embrace the Good and Avoid the Bad in the Digital Age, Adjunct Professor of Public Health, Blogger at Rants From Mommyland
"Sometimes, four years of college still cannot teach you everything you need to know before stepping in front of a class of students. Anyone that has ever been a young teacher, a new teacher, a woman, or heck, a human, will appreciate this book. Stephanie Jankowski breathes life into situations many of us have experienced and takes us on her journey through insight and humor. If you want a peak into the world of teaching through the lens of someone who lives the sometimes-ugly truth and remarkable charm of the profession, you owe it to yourself to read this book."
— Tif Mulally, Ph.D. Assistant Professor at Misericordia University
"I've always said mothers have the hardest job, but after reading Schooled by Stephanie Jankowski, I want to change my answer. Through humor, heart, and a hint of inappropriate honesty, Jankowski has written a love letter to her profession and given the rest of us a glimpse of the toughest job in the world."
— Jen Mann, New York Times Bestselling Author of People I Want to Punch in the Throat
"You know why one of the most common Internet security questions is, 'Who is your favorite teacher?' Because EVERYONE has one and we never, ever forget them. Stephanie’s book doesn’t tell, it SHOWS, through a series of grateful and humble stories, the how and why our favorite teachers become the password that forever connects us to how we became who we are today. Jankowski’s humor and sense of the absurd show that she knows how to hold the good and bad without letting the bad make her bitter. THAT is a gift."
— Nicole Knepper, M.A., LCPC Clinical Therapist, Gerontologist, and Author
"Stephanie Jankowski gets right at the messy, complicated heart of teaching, a profession that brings the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. I laughed with her, learned with her, and was ultimately moved by the thoughtfulness, humor, and dedication she brings to her daily work as an educator. Whether you need a laugh, a dose of inspiration, or just comfort in the fact that another teacher 'gets it,' SCHOOLED is a wonderful teacher read."
— Hannah Hudson, WeAreTeachers Editorial Director
"Jankowski harnesses humor and humility in this delightfully honest compilation of essays. Long known as the shapers of the future and of our children, Jankowski proves that teachers also possess as much wit as they do wisdom."
— Elly Lonon, author of Amongst the Liberal Elite