Before the holidays even started, the shops began reminding us that it wasn’t too long before we had to go back to school. So, with the new academic year on the horizon, teachers across the globe may find themselves suffering from the following symptoms:
A-level results day looms tomorrow. The stress levels for teachers, heads and pupils rocket. What to do to alleviate this tension? How about a nice little online competition to find the best A-level results day pop pun?
Using the Twitter machine, this is exactly what the TES organised this morning. And it clearly hit a nerve, with hundreds of teachers and educationists wading in. We even succeeded in bringing education policy wonks of all colours together in this celebration of edu-punnery.
Recently, we reported that one of education secretary Michael Gove’s favourite films is Educating Rita. Intrigued by this, we asked the wise denizens of Twitter to suggest other films that might be suitable for Mr Gove, using the hashtag #govefilms.
There were dozens of suggestions, but here are 10 of our favourites.
What sort of people are teaching our kids? That’s what quite a lot of parents want to know, and it seems the answer is: a profession with an excellent sense of what makes a great film. We surveyed the world’s teachers and got them to tell us their favourite cinema classics. Their top ten is below and it’s clear to see that our children’s cultural future is safe in teachers’ hands.