Monthly Archives: September 2014

Six of the best personal precepts

My Year 7 students were writing their own Precepts for September. There was much wisdom, honesty and even integrity in their personal goals. As I was moving the tables in my room earlier today, I thought to myself: if I … Continue reading

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Praise song to teachers

Teaching occupies a special place in the Chinese psyche. As recorded in Shiji (Records of the Grand Historian, 91BC): “Respect always as your father he who teaches you if only just for one day”. 一日為師,終生為父。yi ri wei shi, zhong sheng … Continue reading

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How fast can you turn around 1000 pieces of marking?

Based on a half term of 6 weeks: 2 pieces of levelled work per KS3 group = 6 1 piece of Big Write every other week per KS3 group = 9 With, say, 30 pupils in each group, the number … Continue reading

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Friday – time for taking a risk – Lesson 2

Lesson 2 Group: Year 10 Work: preparation for Controlled Assessment on places in Of Mice and Men Rationale This was the first lesson in our preparation for the Of Mice and Men Controlled Assessment. We were exploring the significance of … Continue reading

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Friday – time for taking a risk – Lesson 1

Friday – time for taking a risk: group work and dialogic learning From time to time, I would try something different – taking risks if you will – in my lessons. But I don’t take needless risks. Friday seems to be … Continue reading

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