Study Guide

The Glass Castle Part II, Chapter 18

By Jeannette Walls

Part II, Chapter 18

  • Since Dad can't hold down a job, Mom gets one.
  • Mom becomes a teacher at the Battle Mountain Intermediate School, and she teaches Lori's class.
  • Mom is a terrible teacher, letting the kids run buck wild while she spins in a circle throwing chalk to demonstrate centrifugal force.
  • The principal puts Mom on a warning, and Lori and Jeannette step in to help mom with her lesson plans. Too bad Mom didn't have Shmoop.