Some Kids I Taught and What They Taught Me

Some Kids I Taught and What They Taught Me

'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.

  • Format: Hardback | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 145 x 224 x 32mm | 416g
  • Publication date: 04 Apr 2019
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • Imprint: Picador
  • Publication City/Country: London, United Kingdom
  • Language: English
  • ISBN10: 150984029X
  • ISBN13: 9781509840298
  • Bestsellers rank: 118,902

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