26 Jun '14

News What was your favourite school prank? | Open thread

Our classrooms have taken six of the best from the OECD for the bad behaviour but most people look fondly on the mischief they got up to at school. What are your best memories of this?School day japes were once something of a rite of passage. From passing notes to pranks, getting into mischief was how you and your peers learned how far people would go for a laugh and the risk of getting a detention.But now, such behaviour has been scrutinised in a report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Drawing on the results of a study of 34 developed nations, it singles out English secondary school classrooms. Four in 10, it said, had "far from ideal" standards of behaviour not conducive to a "favourable environment for learning". Continue reading...

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