Praise pours in from fictional characters for my new teacher training book.
|The night has ended!|
My new book, 'Not Quite a Teacher' hits the book stands tomorrow (out in paperback and Kindle: can Kindles be hit? 'streamed', possibly) after a long incubation period in the laboratories of my mind. I wanted to write something that I would have found useful before and during my entry to the profession. Also, although I've enjoyed a lot of decent writing about education, I came across the following problems:
|'Peggy; get me a line to the TDA.'|
2. Some are structurally quite useful, but suffered from being simultaneously drier than an oven and wetter than Osama's pockets. I mean, I know they're supposed to be informative, but do they have to be so....excuse me, I'm drifting off.
|'Apparently the DfE no longer require us,' said Holmes.|
4. They were about as entertaining as a kick in the charlies.
5. Almost all of them conveyed the impression that teaching was a piece of p*ss. And that in order to do it, one was only required to bone up on vile dogma about personalised learning, learning to learn, inclusion, learning styles, and other ghastly, laboratory-invented Frankenstein's monsters of teaching ideas. I soon found out that these things were very, very far from your first, second or third concern.
|'Great Krypton. I thought VAK was real.'|
|'Sorry, no, I'm not him. Yes we are often mistaken.'|
|'Briliiant...is...is it too late to amend the Education Bill?'|
|'Curses! He has learned how to master us!'|
|That's a direct order from the big guy.|
It's a book for teachers, about teaching. I hope some people find it useful.
And I like the cover.