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Books: Sue Cowley's Teaching Clinic

Sue Cowley's Teaching Clinic
By Sue Cowley
Continuum pound;9.95

There's something of a Sue Cowley industry developing. This former drama teacher is a prolific writer, trainer, consultant (isn't everyone) and now, in this book, she is presented as agony aunt. One of the appeals of her books - amid a welter of publications spouting educational theory - is the sheer common-sense practicality of her advice. You won't find many books telling you how to call a class's bluff, telling us how boring most classrooms are, and suggesting that one approach to discipline might be to pretend to break down and cry.

Read this review in full in this week's TES Friday magazine

Books also reviewed this week include...

Notes on a Scandal
By Zoe Heller
Viking pound;14.99
Zoe is hazy on what teachers do, but excellent on human frailty

What is Good? The search for the best way to live
By AC Grayling
Weidenfeld amp; Nicolson pound;18.99
For those who think big, difficult questions require big, difficult answers, A C Grayling's eloquent book on the good life wil come as some surprise.

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