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Teacher Misery

Helicopter Parents, Special Snowflakes, & Other Bullshit

Teacher Misery perfectly encapsulates the comical misery that has become the teaching profession.

Jane Morris’s strange, funny, and sometimes unbelievable teaching experiences are told through a collection of short stories, essays, and artifacts. This includes REAL emails from parents, students, and administrators.

From the parents who blame their son’s act of arson on the teacher for causing him low self-esteem to the student who offers to teach the teacher how to sell drugs so she can pay her bills, each story is more shocking than the next.

An important book for teachers and non-teachers alike, Teacher Misery paints an amusing and thoroughly entertaining picture of what America’s education system has become.

More Teacher Misery

Nutjob Teachers, Torturous Training, & Even More Bullshit

More Teacher Misery tackles even more of the hilarious, unbelievable, and completely absurd experiences of teachers around the country.

With topics such as pointless professional development where the author learned how to make bird noises, insanely incompetent teachers who make the good ones look bad, the shit parades that are parent conferences, and outrageous parent requests such as checking the size and color of a teenager’s poop, this follow-up to the wildly popular memoir Teacher Misery does not disappoint!

Think the stuff in Teacher Misery was insane? Just wait till you read More Teacher Misery!

What It’s Really Like

Outrageous Stories from Teachers Around the Country

From the bestselling author of Teacher Misery, comes a collection of outrageous stories from other teachers across the US.

What It’s Really Like tells stories of helicopter parents and awful administration, horrendous student behavior with no consequences, and crazy-ass parents and their insane requests.

Unlike her other books, Morris includes a sprinkling of tales that will break your heart and a few that will give you the warm fuzzies we all need to keep going.

This book is hilarious, shocking, heartwarming, sad, gross, and sometimes inspiring because that is what teaching is really like.

Crap My Students Make

A Collection of Hilarious Student Works

Take a detour from the commiserations of Teacher Misery to instead revel in all the crazy things kids make. From elementary kids’ hysterically inappropriate misspellings and drawings to high school kids and their inappropriate essays such as “How to Twerk,” this substantive masterpiece covers it all!

Crap My Students Make is a curated collection that combines hundreds of outrageous, never-before-seen student artifacts as well as favorites from the wildly popular Teacher Misery Instagram account.

It’s a perfect coffee table book for impressing your guests with the shenanigans of your professional life. Or gift it to your favorite teacher – they’re sure to get a kick out of it!

The ‘Rona Roundup Book

Hilarious Nonsense from Remote Learning

From the jaded teacher brain that brought you the bestselling Teacher Misery books, The ‘Rona Roundup Book is full of hilarious and shocking images sent in by teachers all over the U.S. during remote learning.

From the strange excuses that kids of all ages tried to use to get out of doing schoolwork, to the shockingly offensive parent emails, to the hilariously awful work that students produced, to the strange comments students made in the class chat, this book will leave you roaring with laughter and shaking your head in disbelief.

A perfect gift for teachers of any age or parents who had to help their kids during the nightmare of remote learning, this book also serves as a historical artifact of sorts, documenting the deteriorating state of public education during a global pandemic.

Where to Find My Books

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Jane Morris

Jane Morris is the pen name of an ex-teacher who would really like to tell you more about herself but is worried awful administrators will come after her for spilling their dirty little secrets. Jane has taught English for over 15 years in a major American city. She received her B.A. in English and Secondary Education from a well-known university and her M.A. in Writing and Literature from an even fancier (and more expensive) university. As a professional queen of commiseration turned published author, Jane’s foremost passion in life is to make people laugh through the tears.

She has written several highly acclaimed books unpacking the reality of teaching and life inside the school system. You can view her full library of works here.