Monday, July 31, 2006

Survey

After receiving some very interesting recent emails comparing teaching in different parts of the UK, I've agreed to do a survey.

I need you the readers to send me your horror stories (not as comments on the Blog, but via my email link under the book adverts for reasons of confidentiality).

I'm interested in reports of the kids' behaviour, attitudes of their parents, the abilities of yur SMT and also of the new teachers compared with the older ones. Violence, sex and drug abuse along with anything else that you can remember.

Give the County or City that you are from but any more location detail is up to you.

Many thanks in advance

Frank Chalk

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Have been reading your blog for a while and love it. It is much talked about in our staff room and I can't wait for the book. I find myself nodding in agreement when I read your blog. I have so many classroom horror stories and now that I am on holiday I will definitely e-mail them to you. Bet my pupils are worse than yours!

mr chips said...

have already emailed you.

mrs s said...

how about this one... when i caught a 15 year old kid smoking in the classroom and tried to confiscate his fags, i was told i couldn't because it is a breach of his human rights! you couldn't make it up. good luck with the book Mr C

Anonymous said...

parents are worse than the kids in my experience

Anonymous said...

I love this blog and find it very entertaining...

But regading this particular post, just a quick question - why just ask for the negative stuff?

Will this not give a skewed viewpoint?

How about offsetting with some of the more positive aspects of teaching too.

That 1 child out of 100 you do reach. The one who does go home to the parents and says 'today a learnt...'?

The one you meet in the town centre 5 years on and they shout " Oy!!!! Mister Chalk!!! Thar were a reyght good teach tha knows - and nar I werk int Maccie D's" (but at least thay are working...

Anonymous said...

Teaching in Britian, where else do children run over desks, crawl through windows, regularly push tables over, throw stacks of books out the window, throw chairs across the room, steal anything not nailed down, call you ever name in the book...

What a lovely place to teach ... never again.

Jabberwocky said...

If and when Nulab get thrown out of power, the first thing the Tories will have to do is to conduct a purge of all academic institutions running 1st degree and PGCE teacher training courses, and root out all 'progressive' teaching ideas. Preferably by giving all Cultural Marxists a bullet in the base of the skull like their old NKVD friends used to do to dissidents. It'll never happen, of course, unless we have a revolution...