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  • Published: 19 August 2021
  • ISBN: 9781473583566
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 288

Those Who Can

A Teacher's Story




Warm, witty and irresistible, Those Who Can is a book for teachers, parents, curious memoir readers and the ex-school pupil in all of us. We follow Ryan Wilson from childhood teaching ambitions to teacher training, through the corridors of an Essex state school to a rough inner-city school. From stumbling English teacher to Head of Sixth-form to burnout over the course of a decade.

His friendships with fellow junior teachers, the steady encouragement of old hands, the camaraderie of the staff-room and the frustrations of the latest government imperatives all shine through. And, of course, the pupils are the most amazing characters: horny, ridiculous, determined or disinterested and sometimes inspiring, they are brought to life so vividly and with real heart.

This is Going to Hurt in the classroom: a memoir of ten years in teaching

  • Published: 19 August 2021
  • ISBN: 9781473583566
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 288

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