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On Subbing: The First Four Yearsby Dave
Synopses & Reviews
Dave is a substitute teacher in Portland and tells his tales of woe. He goes to work not knowing what the day holds and tries to make the best out of it when people make fun of his glasses or threaten to fight him. He helps kids with their homework and he agrees when the kids tell him why they think school sucks. Dave is a great writer and this zine is made on copiers in high schools in his spare time.
On Subbing is a quiet classic. It's impossible to put down, or forget, Dave Roche's vivid, self-deprecating, tales of woe from working as a substitute teaching assistant in Portland's elementary schools in the early 2000s. He writes about the good days and the terrible ones, helping kids who can't function in normal classrooms focus on their work, keeping kids from fighting, and keeping his composure while they tease him or adorably flirt with him. It's a real heartwarming ticket to putting a smile on your face and turning your day around. Illustrations from Clutch McBastard, Nicole Georges, Keith Rosson, Nate Beaty, Shawn Granton, and Aaron Renier.
Dave Roche's first book contains his tales of woe from working as an substitute education assistant in Portland's school system. He helps kids who can't function in normal classrooms focus on their work and keeps kids from fighting while they tease him or adorably flirt with him. It's a real heartwarming ticket to putting a smile on your face or developing a good feeling to turn your day around. Contains illustrations from Clutch McBastard, Nicole Georges, Keith Rosson, Nate Beaty, Shawn Granton, and Aaron Renier. It's a rewritten "best of" collection from issues #1-4 (The stuff Dave isn't too embarrassed about) plus his second to last year of Subbing. Third Edition has new epilogue, new jokes, and new content!
About the Author
Dave Roche is a public school teacher and author of the zine About My Disappearance. He lives in Chicago.
Table of Contents
Glossary — a compendium of useful terms
My First Year — wherein I try to teach and get kicked in the groin
Interlude I — bad actions for good reasons
My Second Year — a mishap buying rice puts my reputation in jeopardy
Interlude II — an unconventional trip to Salem
My Third Year — troubled kids watch Michael Jackson videos
My Fourth Year — brown wheat paste vs. pogo stick injury
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