The HeartWarming Tale of Jacob the Goldfish

Laura McInerney

There’s a story I occasionally tell about teaching that raises people’s spirits. It’s the story of Jacob the Goldfish. So as it’s New Year’s Eve, I thought I might share.

I actually mentioned Jacob right back in 2010 when I first got Twitter and appear to have thought it was Facebook:

The Happy Birthday thing? No idea. But the classroom fish? I can tell you that story.

First of all, he wasn’t actually mine. In a blog earlier this year @betsysalt asked a bunch of questions of teachers. One was, How do you make sure the carers in your class get support to do their homework when you know they don’t have time to complete it at home as they…

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