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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Liviy rated it it was amazing May 06, Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Rustamova has lost more than her job: Nov 30, Gretel rated it liked it Shelves: Don’t Read This was freely available as rusfamova download. Alexandra rated it it was amazing Jun 03, Former teacher Leonora Rustamova was sacked from her job at Calder High School, in Mytholmroyd, because she wrote a leohora novel called Stop!

Leonora Rustamova: I taught my pupils to enjoy books – and got fired

Rustamova’s “commie boys”, who had once been consigned to the educational scrapheap, have defied expectations and all gone on to further education and employment. Open Preview See a Problem? Janelle Sterling-George rated it it was amazing Feb 10, A bit of genuine intervention can make a dramatic difference. This should be required reading, put it on the curriculum. Jan 06, Book Wasp rated it it was amazing. Let me know if I can help.


In all the time I had been at the school no teacher had been suspended. Amy rated it lleonora was amazing Nov 02, All except one of them went to college or got an apprenticeship. Hfifjfbdnnfn rated it it was ok Dec 12, Neely rated it it was amazing Sep 21, Loading comments… Trouble loading?

They had had horrific life experiences whereas I was leonra as the kindly teacher. But that was after five or six weeks during which they tried to break her.

STOP! Don’t Read This

To ask other readers questions about Stop Don’t Read Thisplease sign up. I’m going to request it to be put in my school’s library right away. We were having conversations and discussions,” said Rustamova. Read this book and decide for yourself. I was just dazed,” she said. I thought it would be a lovely gesture to have it printed for when they left school.

But within months suspension had been turned into dismissal. She wrote what quickly became a book in her own time, at weekends and on holidays, and promised to read them a chapter rusta,ova Friday afternoon if they got through a week without any of them being excluded.


Rustamova, a mother-of-one, still has to go before the General Teaching Council, a prospect she finds frightening.

Stop Don’t Read This by Leonora Rustamova

So rustamov is hard. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. F or the five teenage “unteachables” in the class, sitting still was a challenge, never mind reading. The school’s headteacher, Stephen Ball, who had at first described the project as a “triumph”, wrote her a note after reading the first four chapters that stated: Asian Life Mag Digital Magazine. A local book company, Blue Mooseis to publish Stop!

But what was validating was the support of the kids; that was amazing.

Heidi rated it really liked it Nov 22, AutoAiming ScuFaiming rated it it was amazing Sep 09, When it became clear what leonorx had been trying to do, the community was split by what happened to “Miss Rusty”. The boys and their families were delighted; one parent told her it was the first book her son had read to the end.