Well, today just turned ace.
Terry Jones, ex-Python, comedy legend, brilliant writer and movie director, has endorsed my humble tome ‘Oops! Helping Children Learn Accidentally’.
The book has been well received and I’ve valued all the feedback I’ve had – from my brother who sells runs (a really big) shop, to the trainee teacher contemplating NQT year. Here’s what Terry Jones has said about ‘Oops!’:
“How better to learn than by accident!”
“How much better to learn by accident than by rote!”
“I wish I’d learnt by accident.”
He’s instructed the publisher to take their pick but I think we should use them all!!!! I’ve been a Python fan since I was a boy – we used to listen to the soundtrack of Life of Brian on vinyl at our mate Chris’s house, so I grew to be one of those annoying students who could recite the dialogue word for word (Gove would be buzzing). I was surely the only boy who got away with singing ‘Always Look on the Bright Side of Life’ during an assembly in a Church of England High School – it was slightly edited, of course. My only streak of honest rebellion was a badge with the face of John Cleese that I pinned to the underside of my blazer lapel, away from the gaze of teachers…..
Thank you Mr Jones.
So, if you’ve not checked out the book yet, go here:
If you’ve got the book waiting on a pile, take the plunge, then get in touch and let me know how it was for you.