My Posse Don't Do Homework by Louanne Johnson

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An account of an inner-city teacher's first years on the front lines at Parkmont High School presents entertaining anecdotes about how the former Marine employed various creative devices to get her students to learn.
 

About Louanne Johnson

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LouAnne Johnson is aformer U.S. Navy journalist, Marine Corps officer, and high school teacher. She is the author of several books, including "The Queen of Education" and the "New York Times" bestseller "Dangerous Minds," Johnson is an ESL teacher, author, student advocate, and educational consultant.
 
Published August 1, 1992 by St Martins Pr. 226 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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But she persisted, using an original mix of boot-camp tactics and genuine warmth, and, one by one, the students responded--like Danny, ``an advanced thinker caught in the body of a remedial student,'' who, inspired by Johnson's parakeet, turned from marginal to remarkable;

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While her Marine Corps training helped, Johnson found the caring parts of her personality more effective in dealing with the recalcitrant students she met as a teacher of English at ``Parkmont High,''

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An English teacher at an inner-city high school offers a gritty but humorous portrait of her battle to win over recalcitrant students.

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While her Marine Corps training helped, Johnson found the caring parts of her personality more effective in dealing with the recalcitrant students she met as a teacher of English at ``Parkmont High,'' an inner-city school in California.

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