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100 Ways to Kill a Teacher
Cautionary Tales About Public Education in Canada
by Margaret Aisicovich

What does it mean to be a cog in the educational system? This compilation of stories from a long and distinguished career in education will help those entering the field—or still in it—to understand the many pitfalls, heartbreaks, and limitations they’ll face. But it will also be eye-opening for anyone with a stake in the world of education: parents, administrators, consultants, teachers, and just about anyone who hopes to live in a society where the education system actually serves those it’s supposed to. Organized into ten lively chapters, it tackles the hard questions such as: getting hired, sexual harassment, racism towards teachers and students, paternalism, toxic positivity, dealing with crazy coworkers, and self-care. It speaks to the gaps, hidden agendas, and rules of the public education system from the point of view of a committed, long-time educator. Biting, insightful, infused with righteous anger…and frequently hilarious, 100 Ways to Kill a Teacher works as an early warning system to new teachers, as a guide for current educators, and as a great resource for parents.

“Aisicovich offers a look behind the curtains as she unravels the truths, myths, and the utter failures of our Education system.” —John Thompson, high school history teacher “Educator Margaret Aisicovich’s social science text 100 Ways to Kill a Teacher concerns the systemic shortcomings of public education in Canada … Indeed, the book has systemic reform in mind, and beyond its bleak revelations and forecasts are encouraging stories about good educators who help their students to thrive … As the text alternates between arguments for reform and stories from the field, its tone varies from containing wry humor to righteous anger … 100 Ways to Kill a Teacher is an educators’ guide that exposes problems in Canadian public education and suggests means of improvement.” —Foreword Clarion Review

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Margaret Aisicovich has a master’s and a PhD in Education. In a multi-decade career, she taught grades K–12 and at the university level. She was also a divisional consultant and a K–12 principal. While she was teaching, she taught English as an additional language to new Canadians and published two books with her students: How I Got My Name, Lost it and Found it Again and An Anthology of School Stories by EAL High School Students in English and Their Mother Tongue. Dr. Aisicovich was born in Poland and moved to Canada at the age of six. She has two grown children and lives in rural Manitoba with her husband, two huskies, three horses, and a donkey.


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