Go See the Principal: True Tales from the School Trenches

Go See the Principal: True Tales from the School Trenches

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.

Title:Go See the Principal: True Tales from the School Trenches
ISBN:9780738285061
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    Go See the Principal: True Tales from the School Trenches Reviews

  • Steph

    I’m a little bit confused by the audience of the book; it switches from ideas directed to admin, then teachers, the parents, back to admin... and yet it was nice to hear those different suggestions,...

  • Emily

    This book should be given to all new teachers and all kindergarten parents....

  • Book Concierge

    Digital audio narrated by Gerry Brooks and Angela Gonzales2.5** Gerry Brooks is an elementary school principal in Lexington, Kentucky. Apparently, he’s also a YouTube celebrity of sorts. I’ve neve...

  • Becki

    As a former middle school teacher, I do enjoy Gerry Brooks videos. I follow him on Facebook and YouTube, appreciating how each video is both relevant and humorous. So, I was super excited to learn he ...

  • Erin Seitz

    Maybe my rating isn’t fair, but I only gave this book 3 stars because it wasn’t at all what I expected. With a title that alludes to “tales from the trenches,” I expected to hear some wild, fu...

  • Monica Hills

    I absolutely adore Gerry Brook’s videos. My team made me the monthly meeting motivator because I usually use one of his videos to get us ready for our meeting. This book was good and included many o...

  • Kelly A

    Gerry Brooks is my favorite on Facebook and Instagram. His book was just as funny as his posts but also provided good advice for parents and teachers. His school sounds amazing and I would love to wor...

  • Marianne Cheramie

    "Go see the principal", written by Gerry Brooks, is presented in a different format with inserted tables, drawings, lists and numerous indentations. When browsing at books at Barnes & Nobles, I was at...

  • Jeimy

    Oh, that guy! This was my reaction when I realized who the author is. Educators might recognize his name from the videos that he has uploaded to social media. Videos that have made him a viral sensati...

  • Stephanie Collins

    I am a HUGE fan of Gerry Brooks' videos on FaceBook, so for me it was a no brainer to read his book for our summer reading. Brooks was first a teacher, then an intervention specialist, and now in admi...