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Chalk Dust

Memoirs of a Prairie Teacher
  • Author Name: Dianne Miller
  • Publisher: Your Nickel's Worth Publishing
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • ISBN: 9781988783512

About the Book

Teaching is an education! In this collection of stories, Dianne Miller invites us to join her as she recalls her educational journey, first as a student and then as a long-time educator. We ride on a bumpy school bus, ring the bell in the principal’s office, navigate delicately around a lovesick teen, and endure/enjoy adolescent shenanigans and wisecracks. Miller is both entertaining and introspective as she considers the personal, pedagogical and societal changes she experienced over many years as a teacher and administrator. Her love for her students, for her colleagues, and for the education profession itself is evident on every page.

About the Author

A retired school teacher/administrator living in Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Dianne Miller holds a B.Ed. and B.A. from the University of Saskatchewan and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Educational Administration, and Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Regina. After a thirty-one-year career in education, she is pursuing a life-long interest in creative writing. Of the nine schools at which she taught, three have been demolished and three repurposed; Dianne is beginning to feel like a prairie grain elevator—soon to be a distant memory.

2021 Book Awards