What could have made her stay there or was she just crazy? It felt like I actually knew the high schoolers in this book. Probably not kids though, seeing as how it has older content and would probably not interest them anyway. How shocked and pleasantly surprised I was to realise how loosely the film is adaptated! She teaches an Honors program for gifted students who have some of the academic struggles and behavior challenges depicted on the small and big screens, but not to the same degree. But fighting each other isn’t going to fix anything.

She makes it such a good book about a first year teacher with the other years following. She told the kids that important things like spelling and grammar did not matter. The Art of Racing in the Rain. We found something similar. For some reason, there are some adults out there that like to pick on every little thing a teen is wearing just because it isn’t THEIR personal style. After high school, she enrolled at Indiana University of Pennsylvania but dropped out after a few weeks and enlisted in the Navy in , serving at Clark Air Base in the Philippines. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended.

my posse dont do homework by louanne johnson

Also, her poignant philosophy of replacing words, where she used “I have to” being “choose”, and “I can’t” being “don’t want to”, this actually was enlightening for me! She has some good stories, but a lot seem to be of the form: Lane Mahnke rated it it was ok ,y 18, Calvin Lazaro rated it it was ok Sep 18, As far as comparing and contrasting goes, the books are more personal, and definitely more authentic.


And you can’t blame them for it because if you had it, you wouldn’t give it to them, either. Miss Johnson did a lot for the kids that she taught.

But this is still an eminently readable and engrossing book. One person found this helpful. And you can’t blame louajne for it because if you had it, you wouldn’t give it to them, either. There were more focal characters and many more events in the bo What an inspiring novel!

My Posse Don’t Do Homework by LouAnne Johnson (1993, Paperback)

Racquel Santiago rated it did not like it Dec 10, Dawn rated it liked it Feb 18, Though I wouldn’t have thought of some of the things she did like kiss a boy in her class with red lipstick just because he was asleep.

Since then LouAnne has taught English, adult basic education, developmental reading and writing at high schools and colleges. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Elizabeth Fegert rated it it was ok Jan 01, I don’t go around picking at everything I see adults especially teachers, who aren’t even allowed to wear jeans for some reason wearing, even though I don’t like it.

Loved this book, it is just one persons experience but what an experience.

my posse dont do homework by louanne johnson

What an inspiring novel! Where the school system saw 34 unreachable kids, she saw young men and women with intelligence and dreams. It makes you feel like th This is one of those books that’s just enjoyable to read. Return to Book Page. Johnson wrote a book about her experience in the USMC, detailing the sexual harassment that she identifies as the primary reason she left the military, but was unable to find a publisher for that book in the ‘s.


Much better to address the issues at hand and make a difference in the world. May 28, Melissa rated it liked it Shelves: At times in the movie, Ms. If I would have as much pote In the book Dangerous Minds by Louanne Johnson, I saw a whole new perspective on how some teachers; view us students.

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It now sounds outdated, old fashioned in places – jonhson students for coffee, giving them lifts home in your car, saving them from arrest and not informing their parents. Cancel anytime and keep all your audiobooks. We just use different terms. She got her students to want to learn.

my posse dont do homework by louanne johnson

Martin’s Press first published Customers who bought this item also bought. I definitely enjoyed this book, but as I read I kept thinking “teachers can’t do that now. Trivia About Poxse Minds.

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