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Reviewed by Robert Rose for Readers' Favorite
As a teacher for 50 years, I found Teaching in Elementary Schools by Regina Long Southall a well written and informative book. The author correctly points out that those who have never taught in a public school or those who quickly moved from the classroom to various specialist or supervisory positions seemed to forget how it felt to be micromanaged and did it to those they supervised. The author does a good job in describing many more of the unnecessary problems teachers face.
This book really pulls you into the lives of teachers and the difficulties they face. As a teacher myself, I found them all too familiar, reminding me of why I retired. But for those who wonder what their child's learning environment is really like, reading this book will make you cringe, shudder, and genuinely feel for today's teachers. It is no wonder that Regina and her colleagues were exhausted at the end of each day and completely burned out by June 15. Whether you are a parent, teacher, or someone considering becoming a teacher, you will benefit greatly from reading this book.