A teacher in Belgium has taken an unorthodox method of dealing with an unruly class of children.
After finding out his students were fans of the TV series Game of Thrones, he threatened to name all of the characters that had died at the end of the latest series of books if they were not quiet.
Belgian daily Het Nieuwsblad reported that until the students took the threat seriously, the teacher would start naming them:
According to a student the teacher said: “I’ve read all the books, if there's noise I will write the name of the dead on the board.
"There is enough to fill the whole year and I can even describe how they die.”
As six-year-olds across England prepared to take the Government's controversial new reading test, three teaching unions raised fresh concerns that the check is "flawed" and could do more damage than good.
They suggested that including made-up words will frustrate youngsters who can already read, and confuse those with special educational needs, or for whom English is a second language.
Plans for a reading test were announced by ministers last year, amid fears youngsters with poor reading skills were slipping through the net.
Chris McGovern is a former head teacher and chairman for the campaign for real education, he says that teachers are 'not free enough' to be good teachers.
"We've got to attract able people in to it and therefore we've got to give more freedom to teachers."
A new education report suggests teenagers be put in charge of lessons to encourage them to train as teachers.
"Teaching taster classes" should be offered to sixth-formers and undergraduates to show them the benefits of a teaching career.
It also called for would-be teachers to be observed in the classroom before they are offered a training place to check their suitability for the job.
The report says that allowing young people to try out teaching could improve the quality of applicants and lead to a lower drop-out rate.
Christine Blower, general secretary of the National Union of Teachers (NUT), said:
A new report from the Commons Education Select Committee calls for the Department for Education to develop plans for a pay system which rewards teachers who add the greatest value to pupil performance. - and pay poorly performing teachers less.