How does teachers' pay compare to that of other professions? What do teachers do when they leave teaching? Which school did Jeffrey Archer attend and which Oxford College did Indira Gandhi and Margaret Thatcher go to? How can you spot plagiarism by pupils? And, how can you monitor your workload? When was Eton College founded and what subjects were taught at Rugby in Thomas Arnold's time? Which pupils of Hogwarts are Slytherins and who taught at Greyfriars? The best miscellany is one that manages to combine, without rhyme or reason, information that seems trivial, and yet is somehow either useful, fascinating or both. From statistics about educational practice and policy across the world, through details (both ordinary and extraordinary) about the life of schools and colleges in both fact and fiction, to handy checklists for teachers, the author of the bestselling "100 Essential Lists for Teachers" here provides the world of education with its first essential miscellany.
Table of Contents
1. Teachers; 2. Money; 3. Absence, workload & stress; 4. Vandalism & security; 5. Danger and safety; 6. Behaviour and discipline; 7. Influential educationalists; 8. Pupil and class numbers; 9. Literacy and language; 10. School dinners; 11. Information literacy; 12. Information and communications technology; 13. The curriculum; 14. Examinations; 15. After school; 16. Fiction; 17. Other children; 18. Creativity and education.
Duncan Grey is an educational consultant and experienced teacher. He is the author of The Internet in Schools, 100+ Essential Lists for Teachers and Getting the Buggers to Learn, all published by Continuum.