Teacher Anecdotes to guide your career

Imagine standing around a water cooler listening to fun school stories and advice.  Self improvement tips with space for your reflection

Who Should Buy This Book?

New, retiring and aspiring teachers who feel great but want to improve themselves.

Retiring educators can record their memories. Chapter 15 provides room for your notes.

Students and parents looking for a Teacher Gift.

Readers looking for laughs, advice, or poignant stories from school days can read it on Kindle.

Teacher Talk belongs on the shopping list for anyone who attended school.

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Read, then write your story

Teacher Talk collects teacher anecdotes and stories that will entertain and remind you about your school days. Teachers can record your thoughts in the last chapter - My Story.

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Students and teachers will relate to the humour. As well, the contributors offer valuable advice on surviving the early years of teaching, saving for retirement and avoiding career pitfalls.

Whether you are a teacher yourself or are looking for the perfect gift for an educator, Teacher Talk belongs on your back-to-school shopping list.

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Twelve men and women teachers who devoted their lives to helping students learn and grow contributed to this unique book.  Teacher Talk: A Story Collection is a collection of insightful anecdotes. Z. Proudlock spent over thirty-three years as an educator. She surveyed   colleagues about their experiences, collecting advice and insights. It results in a great book for teachers as there are anecdotes that illustrate the good, and bad days of working  as an educator. Teachers will find strategies for dealing with their everyday challenges and ideas for retirement. There are also helpful survival tips for neophyte educators and  suggestions on avoiding career pitfalls.  

Readers looking for an inspirational book for teachers, or laughs will enjoy the vignettes on topics such as regrets, greatest (and worst) days in teaching, and charming or memorable students. The contributors also share their stories about how they decided to go into teaching as well as how they determined it was time to leave the   profession. The book includes prompts and blank writing space to help you journal yours personal  stories as you make your own classroom memories. 

Wherever you are on your career path, Teacher Talk is sure to enlighten and entertain you. 


Stephanie Alexander

Rosemary Armstrong

Donna Carson Ashukian

Deirdre Bennison

Paul Carter

Gail Davidson

Brian J. Harrison

Peter Lowens

Duncan McCallum

Pat Mooney

Zlata Proudlock


Excerpt - what's inside -under construction



I admired my phys. ed. teachers, who were more than willing to

give up their time to coach and push us to our potential. Ron was

the wrestling coach, and my phys. ed. teacher, who always said,

“Be the best you can be.”

Imagine standing around a water cooler...


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About Z. PRoudlock

A former teacher and department head in Canada, Z. Proudlock graduated from York University with degrees in French and history. She went on to study at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Education. Over the course of more than thirty-three years as an educator, Proudlock taught history, library, law and French. The last 25 years were with the Peel District School Board where her love of reading led her to work in the school Library as a Teacher Librarian. She will never forget the many wonderful people she worked with as well as the students in each of her schools. Finally, she thanks her collegues who graciously provided their own stories. She says "I couldn't have done it without them."

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