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  • Hidden Lessons

    £16.99

    Hidden Lessons

    You’re in at 7am, there until 7pm and marking into the late hours. You’ve got one student who’s a full time carer, another who’s pregnant, and a third who’s just joined a gang. You haven’t got enough textbooks to go around. You’ve just gone through a devastating heartbreak and you have to teach Romeo and Juliet to 30 hormonal 14 year olds. Welcome to life as a teacher. This is a world that all of us know, but most of us have completely forgotten. It’s a world where you’re working 50 hour weeks, but you’re still just a part-time teacher because the rest of the time you’re a security guard, a nurse, a counsellor, or a friend. It’s also a world where you spend all day with some of the most interesting people you know. Mehreen started teaching at 21, and by the time she left 10 years later she’d learnt a bit about teenagers and a lot about life. This is her story.

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  • Let That Be a Lesson

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    Let That Be a Lesson

    The malodorous horrors of sports day. Bracing yourself for Parents’ Evening. Refereeing teenage relationship dramas. This is not what you see in the adverts. From the age of eight, Ryan Wilson dreamt of being a teacher. This is the inside story of his time at the chalkface, from fresh-faced trainee with grand ideals to exhausted assistant head battling ever-changing government demands. It is a tribute to the colleagues who befriended him and to the chaotic, brilliant, maddening students who inspired and enraged him. From Sean, the wannabe gangster with a soft heart, to David, the king of innuendo, and terrifyingly clever Amelia. And, above all, it’s about the lessons they taught him: how to be patient and resilient, how to live authentically and how to value every day.

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    £14.99