Monthly Archives: December 2013

2014 – Reasons to be Educationally Cheerful | HuntingEnglish

‘And these words shall then become Like Oppression’s thundered doom Ringing through each heart and brain, Heard again – again – again – ‘Rise like Lions after slumber In unvanquishable number – Shake your chains to earth like dew Which … Continue reading

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Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow | Just Trying To Be Better Than Yesterday

Amongst all the reflection and positive vibes kicking around at this time of year there must come a point when I take stock of the real issue. As a teacher, the only question I need to ask myself is, ‘Am … Continue reading

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A Year in the BLOG (Through the eyes of a Wild Turkey Bourbon)

Originally posted on Oldprimaryhead:
I was forced to write this retrospective. Forced by the BLOG police of the Twittersphere ™. I wrote my first blog in January. It came after a great night out in the Highbury Vaults (Lovely Bristol…

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The HeartWarming Tale of Jacob the Goldfish

Originally posted on Laura McInerney:
Not Jacob. But an approximation. 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.…

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Highlights of 2013 and Hopes for 2014

Originally posted on teacherhead:
The Blogs that have opened doors in 2013 I’ve enjoyed reading several of these posts from other bloggers so I’ve decided to join in. I’m going to keep it to 10:10, instead of 13:14 – so…

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Did a Teacher Change Your Life?

Originally posted on The Diary of a Not So Ordinary Boy:
I occasionally read articles in the newspapers where famous persons (I hate the term ‘celebrity’, as if being famous is somehow to be celebrated) write/talk about the teachers who…

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Wilshaw’s “Block of Wood” Moment?

Originally posted on e=mc2andallthat:
Old Andrew draws our attention to an apparent turnaround in the Ofsted framework which make them less judgemental of traditional, didactic teaching techniques. Inspectors must not give the impression that Ofsted favours a particular…

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