ABOUT THIS BOOK
Some Kids I Taught and What They Taught Me

£16.99

SOME KIDS I TAUGHT AND WHAT THEY TAUGHT ME

HARDBACK by Clanchy, Kate

£16.99

ISBN
9781509840298
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FOR DELIVERY
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FORMAT
HARDBACK
PAGES
288 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
04 APR 2019

DESCRIPTION

'The best book on teachers and children and writing that I've ever read. No-one has said better so much of what so badly needs saying.' Philip Pullman Kate Clanchy wants to change the world and thinks school is an excellent place to do it. She invites you to meet some of the kids she has taught in her thirty-year career. Join her as she explains everything about sex to a classroom of thirteen-year-olds. As she works in the school 'Inclusion Unit', trying to improve the fortunes of kids excluded from regular lessons because of their terrifying power to end learning in an instant. Or as she nurtures her multicultural poetry group, full of migrants and refugees, watches them find their voice and produce work of heartbreaking brilliance. While Clanchy doesn't deny stinging humiliations or hide painful accidents, she celebrates this most creative, passionate and practically useful of jobs. Teaching today is all too often demeaned, diminished and drastically under-resourced. Some Kids I Taught and What They Taught Me will show you why it shouldn't be.

CONTENTS

Introduction - i: Introduction from Kate Clanchy Chapter - 1: About Love, Sex, and the Limits of Embarrassment: Callum, Paul, Liam, Akash, Emmanuel, and Javel Chapter - 2: About Exclusion: Kylie, Royar, and Simon Chapter - 3: About Nations, Papers, and Where We Belong: Shakila, Aadil, and Me Chapter - 4: About Writing, Secrets, and Being Foreign: Priti, Farah, Priya, and Amina Chapter - 5: About the Hijab: Imani's Argument Chapter - 6: About Uniform: Elsa, Connor, and Saira Chapter - 7: On the Church in Schools: Tess, Jude, and Oldest One Chapter - 8: About Prayer: Emily, Priya, and Kamal Kamal's Paris Chapter - 9: About Poverty, Art, and How to Choose a School: Cheyenne, Darren, My Son, and Scarlett Chapter - 10: About Prizes: Phillip and Tanya Chapter - 11: About Selection: Sets and Streams, Grammars and Not: Jez and Oldest One Chapter - 12: About Teaching English: Michael and Allen Chapter - 13: About Being Out of Place: Sofia, Janie, and Chris Chapter - 14: About Being Well: Lianne, Danielle, Susie, Kristell, Courtney, and Dawud Chapter - 15: About What I Think I Am Doing: Jason, Aimee, Heya, and Shakila