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Could Do Better! : Help Your Kid Shine At School

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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 Untouchables". There, his bizarre but effective approach to teaching English included Punctuation Kung-Fu, and reciting Macbeth to a field of cows. Through techniques such as these Beadle seemingly achieved the impossible by successfully drawing out the desire to learn from a group of failing pupils. Now his focus is on spreading the word to parents: every child has the ability to learn, and to do better at school. In this book he tells parents that there is no such thing as a stupid child, only boring lessons. Intelligent, unconventional, humorous and inspirational, this hands-on guide blends personal anecdotes with the nitty gritty of how to best unlock your children's unique intelligence, and how to ensure they have the best possible chance to succeed at school.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 22mm | 240.4g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Corgi Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 055215511X
  • 9780552155113
  • 174,885

About Phil Beadle

Phil Beadle was until recently an English teacher in a secondary school in East London. He won Secondary Teacher of the Year Award in 2005. He writes a regular column in the Guardian and was the inspirational English teacher in Channel 4 's series The Unteachables. He lives in South East London with his wife and children.show more

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"'He looks like a rock star and is probably the best teacher in England.'" John Humphrysshow more

Back cover copy

· There is no such thing as a stupid child, only boring lessons. · Every child has the ability to learn, and to do well at school! Phil Beadle is the inspirational teacher who wowed the nation in the Channel 4 series The Unteachables. Through his unconventional but 'cool' methods, Beadle achieved the seemingly impossible, by successfully drawing out the desire to learn from a group of disaffected, failing pupils. Now, in Could Do Better!, Phil shows parents how they can help their own children fulfil their true learning potential. *Is your child a Mover, a Talker, a Thinker or a Dreamer? * Can you make homework fun? * How do teachers award marks? * Help your child revise for exams! 'He looks like a rock star and is probably the best teacher in England' John Humphrysshow more

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"'He looks like a rock star and is probably the best teacher in England.'"show more

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