A whole pile of reviews from the Aussie Press arrived today with one or two gems for your amusement. My favourite was from Christopher Bantick, an education commentator writing in the Melbourne Daily:
"This book is one of the most dismal, morale deadening, defeatist and utterly miserable accounts of teaching that you're ever likely to encounter"
I think that's a great turn of phrase and will shamelessly use it myself. He goes on to add:
"This book reflects the life of a loser who should never have entered the classroom"
Well I can't argue with that.
Fortunately he has some good advice for those just starting out in teaching:
'Take risks and live out your calling' which sounds great to me. Our Teacher Recruitment people will be knocking on his door before long. Poor old Ceri will be out of a job.
Anyway, I've emailed Christopher to see if he would be interested in writing a forward for my next book, but haven't heard back yet.