Louth author unveils new book on primary teaching

Louth author Stuart Spendlow. EMN-151210-153232001
Louth author Stuart Spendlow. EMN-151210-153232001

A best-selling author from Louth has called on his own experiences as a teacher to write a new book.

Stuart Spendlow, who wrote Penguinpig, has now collaborated with Andy Cope to write The Art of Being a Brilliant Primary Teacher.

Following the success of his first book, Mr Spendlow was approached by Crownhouse Publishing to co-produce what he describes as a ‘teachers’ book like no other currently on the market.’

Mr Spendlow, who teaches at Grimoldby Primary School, explained: “At first, I was unsure about writing this book but I knew it was a fantastic opportunity – too good to pass up.

“The book is one like no other and I was determined not to produce material that told a teacher how they should do their job, as I don’t believe in that.

“Instead, it applies a positive mindset to teaching. I believe any primary school teacher or student studying to be one would enjoy reading it.”

According to Mr Spendlow, the book removes any stereotypical references to a boring teacher and brings life back into the profession, enticing the reader with its pages of fun-filled case studies, stories and bizarre, yet amusing, pictures, quotes and anecdotes.

He added: “Each chapter focuses on different aspects of education and key life skills, such as how to survive Monday mornings and how to give yourself time to pursue other ventures. I believe that’s a key skill – teachers need to stay happy.

“This book presents a revitalising and refreshing approach to the life of primary school teaching.”

*There will be a launch party at Jassies in Pawnshop Passage on October 24, from 11am to 1pm. All books purchased during the launch will include a free tea or coffee.