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Oct

Kate Clanchy on Some Kids I Taught & What They Taught Me

Former teacher Kate Clanchy discusses her memoir, Some Kids I Taught and What They Taught Me, a candid, funny and moving insight into life in British state schools today.

Town Hall, Cheltenham

Saturday 5th October, 2019 @ 8:00 pm

  • Book signing
  • In Conversation
  • Questions & Answers

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About the Event

Telling the stories of some of the kids she’s taught, as well as her own, Kate Clanchy offers a candid, funny and moving insight into life in British state schools today. She talks about the importance of giving children a voice through the power of poetry.

 

Venue Information

Town Hall
Imperial Square
Cheltenham
GL50 1QA
United Kingdom

About the Book

Some Kids I Taught and What They Taught Me
Some Kids I Taught and What They Taught Me

Kate Clanchy

Publisher:Pan Macmillan

Publication date:28 Mar 2019

ISBN:9781509840298

4.33 out of 5
9 reviews
"For those of us who haven’t been in a classroom for some time, she successfully evokes the full sensorium of school life"
The Guardian
"one of the most inspiring books about teaching you’ll ever read"
The Sunday Times
"Her classroom anecdotes are inspiring, mortifying, energising and moving. I’d give her an A*"
The Times
"an engaging, continuously interesting book, and an encouraging one."
The Scotsman
"Read it. It will make you a better person, kinder and more understanding."
The Spectator
"a refreshing corrective to teaching stereotypes"
New Statesman
"provides piercing portraits of children in crisis and teenagers trying to fit in"
Irish Times
"Reading as an ‘emotional education’"
Times Literary Supplement
"hilarious and heart-wrenching"
The Bookseller

By telling the stories of some of the kids she's taught, as well as her own, Kate Clanchy (MBE) offers a candid, funny and moving insight into life in British state schools today.