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UK: Teachers in England told not not call their brightest students "clever"

TEACHERS were urged yesterday to stop describing bright pupils as "clever" - because it embarrasses them.

They were instead encouraged to call them "successful". This would help overcome pupils' belief that it is "not cool to be clever", the Professional Association of Teachers' conference heard. Delegate Simon Smith, from Rayleigh, said: "A culture has developed that mocks being clever. We should fight it. Change the language we use."

Ann Nuckley, from a South London college, said image-conscious pupils refused to collect prizes from ceremonies.

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