Category Archives: Pupil relationships

Going off topic

I must confess to having committed what, in the eyes of some, are two major educational crimes today. I didn’t stick to my lesson plans. And I discussed politics. The kids in year 10 and above were absolutely desperate to … Continue reading

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Eavesdroppings

I’m sure all teachers must have this experience – overhearing teaching, schools, education etc being discussed on the next table in a cafe or pub. Sometimes what you hear is fascinating or pleasing…  more often, dispiriting or infuriating. Here are … Continue reading

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Are good teachers born or made?

This post was inspired by one of the same name on the E-teach blog .  Their article is actually about teacher training and its importance (and well worth reading); however I’m going to focus on the question asked. As with many such … Continue reading

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Enjoying school

The end of the holiday – and like many kids (and I suspect, quite a few teachers) my immediate feeling is NO! DON’T WANNA GO BACK TO SCHOOL! I remind myself that I work in a lovely school, that I … Continue reading

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“More must be done”

Realised it’s a while since I’ve had a rant about Gove – so here we go!  This one’s inspired by his response to the horrendous online bullying we all heard about recently. I am never sure whether he’s deliberately expressing … Continue reading

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Learning from mistakes

How pleasant to read a  comment on education that I can 100% agree with – that children should be allowed to take risks, make mistakes and enjoy their childhood. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-22338343 It’s something that a huge number of people would say … Continue reading

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Mistakes

I’m assuming everyone reading this has made a mistake at some point in their life (if not -Ha! You’ve made one now, reading the blog of such an imperfect person!). Have you ever realised you’ve made a bad one?  You … Continue reading

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