Stop Don’t Read This has 37 ratings and 5 reviews. Book Wasp said: I read this over and over again, whenever my faith in the world starts to fade. This s. Leonora Rustamova was a passionate and popular teacher for more than ten years, and then she wrote a story that got her sacked. Leonora Rustamova wrote a book for six teenagers. The students were at risk of being excluded but Leonora managed to keep them in school until after they.

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A hard lesson for Leonara

Liviy rated it it was amazing May 06, After 11 years as a teacher at Calder high school in Mytholmroyd, West Yorkshire, Rustamova was sacked when the book was made available on the internet, a decision upheld by an industrial tribunal in Leeds that threw out her claim for unfair dismissal by a majority decision of two to one.

She wrote what quickly became a book in her own time, at weekends and on holidays, and promised to read them a chapter every Friday afternoon if they got through a week without any of them being excluded.

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I still rustamoca as though I am in some kind of dual reality,” she told the Observer. It reminded me of all those Boot Camp TV programmes in which troubled teenagers are given respect by adults who have been through the mill and, in turn, learn to be discipined, self-respecting and considerate to others. We were having conversations and discussions,” said Rustamova. Comments are closed on this article.

They suggested I write a story about them. Ella Williamson rated it it was amazing Apr 05, Heidi lwonora it really liked it Nov 22, But what was validating was the support of the kids; that was amazing. AutoAiming ScuFaiming rated it it was amazing Sep 09, But within months suspension had been turned into dismissal.

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But all I see is five fantastic young people who learned from their experiences, who have given their consent to that book being properly published and who are proud of what they achieved. Sheridan Wainwright rated it it was amazing Nov 05, Now that her action against unfair dismissal has also failed, Rustamova has to decide whether or not to appeal.

But that was after five or six weeks during which they tried to break her. As a leaving present for her pupils, and with the approval of the headteacher, Rustamova, 40, had several copies of the book, Stop!

It is really obvious from what she writes that Rustamova is a passionate teacher and loved her class of so-called unteachables. I thought it would be a lovely gesture to have it printed for when they left school.


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Alexandra rated it it was amazing Jun 03, Michael rated it it was amazing Jul 26, The boys and their families were delighted; one parent told her it was the first book her son had read to the end. A local book company, Blue Mooseis to publish Stop! Maddie rated it liked it May 19, This should be required reading, put it on the curriculum.

If you are leobora of becoming a teacher you should definitely try this. They were challenging me. Hfifjfbdnnfn rated it it was ok Dec 12, Return to Book Page.

Former teacher Leonora Rustamova with her short novel Stop! Loading comments… Rusfamova loading? Thanks for telling us about the problem. She writes from the heart about the awkward rustamlva she found herself in by the education authority.

A lot of people don’t like that. Rustamova had lost her job, her career, and, during the investigation into her conduct, she was banned from talking to anyone from the school or its community, which included many of her friends.

This woman deserves a medal and not the agony of how she was treated. Paperbackpages. Was her sacking the right decision?