Let That Be a Lesson: A Teacher's Life in the Classroom (Paperback)
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Let That Be a Lesson: A Teacher's Life in the Classroom (Paperback)

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Paperback 288 Pages / Published: 18/08/2022
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'A frank, funny and long overdue ode to teachers and teaching' ADAM KAY

The malodorous horrors of Sports Day.
Bracing yourself for Parents' Evening.
Refereeing teenage relationship dramas...

From the age of eight, Ryan Wilson dreamed 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 demands.

It is a tribute, too, to the colleagues who befriended him and to the students who inspired him. 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.

'Hilarious, inspiring and so terrifyingly true' Lucy Kellaway

'Delightfully frank and funny' Jacqueline Wilson

'A hilarious love letter to teaching' Christie Watson

'Funny, sensitive and clever' Victoria Derbyshire

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9781529113709
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 231 g
Dimensions: 199 x 129 x 19 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Not just funny and constantly surprising - but touching, poignant and personal too

-- Jeremy Vine
Brilliant... It's funny, it's profound and it's a cautionary tale -- Alastair Stewart
Very funny * Independent *
Laugh out loud funny - every teacher who reads it will cringe with empathy -- Laura McInerney
This entertaining memoir of 10 eventful years at the chalkface further illuminates the debt of gratitude we owe teachers * The Bookseller *
A genuinely joyful book and a celebration of teaching -- Geoff Barton, General Secretary of the Association of School & College Leaders

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“A MUST READ & Great Christmas gift”

Being a busy working mother, I haven’t read for some years . This book has me hooked again so much so i have bought 4 as Christmas gifts .
This is a personal account of a young teacher starting his career in the best... More

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MrsElsie

“Funny and touching personal account”

If you enjoyed Adam Kay’s warts-and-all account of being a doctor, This is going to hurt, here comes an equally good autobiography from a teacher.
Ryan Wilson is an English teacher in a state school and his anecdotes... More

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“Very entertaining”

There’s certainly no ‘could do better’ about this book!! I would like to give it 6 out of 5 stars please. Respect. So much respect for people in the teaching profession. I truly bow down to all those who make a career... More

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