Monthly Archives: February 2015

Teaching – A new career: Taking the metaphorical bull by the horns

Teaching – A new career: Taking the metaphorical bull by the horns: I try to always use a metaphor as a title for my reflection and in this week’s English lessons I introduced the use of them with my class’s… … Continue reading

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ISOLATION: The Desolation of the Head – Part 2

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Which knowledge?

Originally posted on Joe Kirby's blog:
I often ask pupils at family lunch at Michaela what their favourite subject is. Many of them reply, ‘I love every subject, sir!’ What we choose to teach plays a big part in…

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The era of the stand-alone school is over.

Originally posted on NET BLOG:
The era of the stand-alone school is over. by Russell Hobby Via @gapingvoid The constant change in schools makes it hard to plan ahead. What new wheeze will come down the line from Whitehall next?…

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All change: new KS5 specifications — Reading All the Books

I’ve never been entirely at ease teaching A-level. I’ve often joked I won’t consider myself a “real” teacher until I’ve taught Othello, and to some extent this is due to my own experience of English at KS5, which was, in … Continue reading

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Talk it, walk it, live it, love it

Originally posted on Over the Rainbow – Lisa Pettifer:
The Importance of “ethos” There was an INSET day when a former head decided it would be fun to run a little quiz, a ‘fill in the missing word(s)’ kind of…

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Great lessons with no technology

Originally posted on Rather random thoughts of a new SENCO:
I have taught a lot of lessons in the last 15 years but I can still remember a few of them very clearly, the majority have blurred into a non-memorable…

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