Could Do Better!: Help Your Kid Shine At School
by Phil Beadle
Phil Beadle is a former rock musician, the winner of the Secondary Teacher of the Year Award 2005, and the inspirational teacher who wowed the nation with his unorthodox teaching methods in Channel 4 series THE UNTEACHABLES. There, his bizarre but effective approach to teaching English included Punctuation Kung-Fu, and reciting Macbeth to a field of cows. Through technique...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published August 1st 2007 by Doubleday
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This book had some interesting and useful ideas I will keep, but Beadle's tone grated on me for large parts of the book (his gratuitous swearing, I'm-just-a-common-lad, and "down with the kids" attitude). I don't subscribe to his belief that the only reason children don't make progress, etc, is that lessons aren't interesting enough and are taught by "crap teachers" - although naturally stressing this point will endear him to the parents who are his target market for this book. A lot of his song...more