(PRWEB) May 12, 2016
Roger Wong, a retired teacher, Veteran, husband, traveler, avid reader, sports fan, devoted writer and author, has completed his new book “Sit Down and Shut Up”: a raw memoir about life as a teacher and the truth about what happens in a classroom.
Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, Roger Wong’s entertaining work is a creatively crafted and vividly illustrated journey into the world of teaching.
Innocently stumbling into the field of education at the last minute, Roger Wong discovered teaching had many rewards, and over the years, he developed a visceral love for his chosen occupation. But sometimes, his job did not love him back! Unruly students, arrogant administrators, and even life-threatening classroom situations befell him. Unreasonable, impossible school reforms, racial dilemmas, and an unshakeable fear of failure permeated his semi-illustrious thirty-four-year career. He even endured a classroom full of fourteen-year-olds during a major earthquake! And survived!
Yet none of this averted his resolve to equip his students with a quality curriculum or his best effort at terrific teaching. Paranormal classroom happenings? Not a chance. Tuna fish and human hair sandwiches? No way. A bursting bladder? Think again.
Instead, he found himself developing lifelong friendships with staff members, an intrinsic feeling of accomplishment through helping students succeed, and even experiencing romance in the classroom. (It may not be what readers are thinking!)
This book is what teaching in a public classroom is really like, without any excuses or apologies, and without wearing the rosy lenses of societal stereotypes. It’s a frank look inside the mind and classroom of one rather insignificant, average, individual teacher. He struggled to be the best he could be, sometimes succeeding, and sometimes failing in unimaginable fashion.
Readers who wish to experience this profound work can purchase“Sit Down and Shut Up” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play or Barnes and Noble.
For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.
About Page Publishing:
Page Publishing is a traditional New York based full-service publishing house that handles all of the intricacies involved in publishing its authors’ books, including distribution in the world’s largest retail outlets and royalty generation. Page Publishing knows that authors need to be free to create - not bogged down with complicated business issues like eBook conversion, establishing wholesale accounts, insurance, shipping, taxes and the like. Its roster of authors can leave behind these tedious, complex and time consuming issues, and focus on their passion: writing and creating. Learn more at http://www.pagepublishing.com.