The Mouse in the Microwave

The Mouse in the Microwave The Mouse in the Microwave tells the story of a county wide alternative high school for chronically disruptive and disaffected students that in John Kellmayer was hired to establish on the campus

  • Title: The Mouse in the Microwave
  • Author: John Kellmayer
  • ISBN: 0615563627
  • Page: 100
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Mouse in the Microwave tells the story of a county wide alternative high school for chronically disruptive and disaffected students that in 1986 John Kellmayer was hired to establish on the campus of Atlantic Cape Community College, about fifteen miles east of Atlantic City The Mouse is the story of young people who had been written off by society For many of these s The Mouse in the Microwave tells the story of a county wide alternative high school for chronically disruptive and disaffected students that in 1986 John Kellmayer was hired to establish on the campus of Atlantic Cape Community College, about fifteen miles east of Atlantic City The Mouse is the story of young people who had been written off by society For many of these students, happiness was a mirage, unapproachable, like a pool of water that you see at the end of a long stretch of highway on a hot and humid summer afternoon The alternative school students were racing to devour the greatest volume of gratification before it killed them The state grant that provided the initial funding for the school describes the student population a history of violent and aggressive behavior academic underachievement substance abuse learning disabilities low self esteem depression dysfunctional home situation emotional and psychological problems suicidal ideation The alternative school would serve every known social and learning pathology and group except adolescent serial killers and vampires There was even a student who drank human blood and another student, a White supremacist, who wore a Whizzinator to try and beat a drug test The staff at the alternative school would become as used to conflict, even tragedy, at the alternative school as the sun rising in the morning and setting in the evening But the staff was fortunate that their successes outnumbered their failures Today, many of these young people, now in their twenties or thirties, are well adjusted and contributors to society A few are well known in the film and music industries The Mouse in the Microwave isn t a scholarly book but rather a book about struggles, dreams, and rising to meet challenges in the face of adversity Told with a sense of humor, The Mouse is a poignant story about the underdog, about redemption, and about perseverance It s a story of treating troubled at risk youth with kindness and decency treating them as people rather than prisoners Get A Copy Kindle Store Online StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Paperback, 256 pages Published January 4th 2012 by John Kellmayer More Details ISBN 0615563627 ISBN13 9780615563626 Edition Language English URL Other Editions 1 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about The Mouse in the Microwave, please sign up

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much without the cash to back it, work with the concept and finally establish a significant school that remains a hallmark in American education.A bit of background of his credentials he served as a school superintendent in New Jersey, a member of the faculty in the Nova Southeastern University doctoral program, holds an MBA, has taught writing at the university level and is the author of many books both non fiction as well as fiction And perhaps that is why he is able to relate his experiences with a very challenging situation with such a terrific modicum of humor and reality checks As he remarks in reflection of his venture, We learned the chemistry, the culture, and what makes at risk youth tick We learned how to hold onto damaged young people until they got their legs WE learned how to rescue them form a future that for many held not promise but something that was dark and frightening And for some of the adults, we learned important lessons about ourselves, too It s taken me a long time to tell this story because it took a long time to make sense of it all Kellmayer began his daunting assignment in New Jersey of 1986 based on a grant to establish a county wide alternative high school for chronically disruptive and disaffected students form the public school system For most teenagers, the high school years are the happiest of their lives However, for the kids who would attend the alternative school, happiness was a mirage, unapproachable, like a pool of water that you see at the end of a long stretch of highway on a hot and humid summer afternoon The title of this book comes form an incident in the science lab where a student stole a mouse form the lab s snake s diet and placed it in the microwave ovenand odd as that may sound it is only one of the grotesque thing these students did.Kellmayer is unafraid to share the tragedies a significant number of his students committed suicide, so unhappy were they with their life and unable to see a future As the head person in the school he suffered through terrifying fights, teacher failures, lack of faculty adherence to his principles, some youths who no mater how much the staff tried to alter continued down a spiraling course But for every story such as these he matches one with the beauty of success in showing these at risk kids respect and raising their self image to the point that they not only thrived but exceeded expectations This is a well written book about a significant advance in thinking about education and the timing of its publication could not be important Grady Harp flag Like see review Jul 26, 2012 Jessica rated it it was ok This book was disappointing Instead of it being full of good stories, it often read like an amateur sociology textbook The book was poorly written The author would have done much better in this case to have hired a ghost writer to tell the story for him Even worse, this book was plagued with proofreading errors, which made it absolutely frustrating to read I wanted to get a red pen and fix it all, but fortunately for me I was on the beach and didn t have one handy I give it two stars becau This book was disappointing Instead of it being full of good stories, it often read like an amateur sociology textbook The book was poorly written The author would have done much better in this case to have hired a ghost writer to tell the story for him Even worse, this book was plagued with proofreading errors, which made it absolutely frustrating to read I wanted to get a red pen and fix it all, but fortunately for me I was on the beach and didn t have one handy I give it two stars because there were some parts that were entertaining disclaimer I won this book through the First Reads Giveaway, but my review is 100% honest flag Like see review Apr 30, 2012 Jeanne rated it liked it I really enjoyed this book about an alternative high school in New Jersey The author was principal there and worked to instill a feeling of family among students and faculty The students were tossed out of their home high schools for behavior problems, drug and alcohol problems and being unable to earn any credits after 2 or 3 years of high school No one else wanted them His stories blend heart wrenching sorrow and life affirming successes I won this book in a Good Reads giveaway flag Like see review Frederick Rotzien rated it liked it May 05, 2012 Laura Bryan rated it liked it Feb 02, 2015 Patti rated it liked it Sep 22, 2013 May 06, 2012 Icia rated it liked it This book was very interesting I read it over the weekend, It was worth the read flag Like see review Loretta rated it really liked it Apr 06, 2012 Cynthia Daniels Hall rated it really liked it Aug 09, 2014 Cristy Donahue rated it liked it Jun 30, 2015 Nicci Freeman rated it really liked it Aug 22, 2016 Lowell Rogers rated it really liked it May 04, 2018 Frank rated it liked it Apr 29, 2012 Mar 15, 2012 John Kellmayer added it Review from the author Like Michelle marked it as to read Apr 01, 2012 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profound change Separatism seems to be triumphing over assimilation Mass immigration, skyrocketing Third World populations, collapsing birthrates in the Western World, a cultural war assailing America s freedom and heritage, and acts of terrorism have raised fears among many that a civilization, culture, and moral order may be passing away It is within this background that The Spengler Algorithm unfolds The Spengler Algorithm tells the story of Marcus Tatem, a forensic psychologist hired to investigate the mysterious and violent deaths of several sixteen year old boys Tatem meets Dr Lisa Armstrong, an epidemiologist from the CDC, who is also investigating the same cases Tatem s investigation goes nowhere, however, and he slowly becomes ensnared in a deadly and startling conspiracy where nothing is as it seems and the stakes are the very survival of America as a world power AVAILABLE ON Books by John Kellmayer More Trivia About The Mouse in the No trivia or quizzes yet Add some now 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      My new novel is The Spengler Algorithm, an action suspense thriller in the tradition of James Patterson.America is undergoing profound change Separatism seems to be triumphing over assimilation Mass immigration, skyrocketing Third World populations, collapsing birthrates in the Western World, a cultural war assailing America s freedom and heritage, and acts of terrorism have raised fears among m My new novel is The Spengler Algorithm, an action suspense thriller in the tradition of James Patterson.America is undergoing profound change Separatism seems to be triumphing over assimilation Mass immigration, skyrocketing Third World populations, collapsing birthrates in the Western World, a cultural war assailing America s freedom and heritage, and acts of terrorism have raised fears among many that a civilization, culture, and moral order may be passing away It is within this background that The Spengler Algorithm unfolds The Spengler Algorithm tells the story of Marcus Tatem, a forensic psychologist hired to investigate the mysterious and violent deaths of several sixteen year old boys Tatem meets Dr Lisa Armstrong, an epidemiologist from the CDC, who is also investigating the same cases Tatem s investigation goes nowhere, however, and he slowly becomes ensnared in a deadly and startling conspiracy where nothing is as it seems and the stakes are the very survival of America as a world power AVAILABLE ON

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    1. Is this a real school Dr John Kellmayer is a unique man a teacher of significance who took on the task of creating alternative schools school for students at high risk for prospering in or even making it into society It takes the reader through the fourteen years of a start up idea that was very much without the cash to back it, work with the concept and finally establish a significant school that remains a hallmark in American education.A bit of background of his credentials he serve Is this a [...]


    2. This book was disappointing Instead of it being full of good stories, it often read like an amateur sociology textbook The book was poorly written The author would have done much better in this case to have hired a ghost writer to tell the story for him Even worse, this book was plagued with proofreading errors, which made it absolutely frustrating to read I wanted to get a red pen and fix it all, but fortunately for me I was on the beach and didn t have one handy I give it two stars becau This [...]


    3. I really enjoyed this book about an alternative high school in New Jersey The author was principal there and worked to instill a feeling of family among students and faculty The students were tossed out of their home high schools for behavior problems, drug and alcohol problems and being unable to earn any credits after 2 or 3 years of high school No one else wanted them His stories blend heart wrenching sorrow and life affirming successes I won this book in a Good Reads giveaway.




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