Monthly Archives: December 2014

1000 Years of Education – Advice to My Younger Self

1000 Years of Education – Advice to My Younger Self On Friday last week, the day we broke up for Christmas holiday, I completed my 8th year as a qualified teacher. I kept it quiet. I knew – in comparison … Continue reading

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Surviving My Cambridge MEd

Surviving My Cambridge MEd Studying for my Master in Education at Cambridge is one of the best decisions that I have made in my professional life as a teacher. In making that decision, I was trepidatious of the high stake … Continue reading

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My own (un)conventional professional life

My own (un)conventional professional life In many ways, my career trajectory as a teacher can be considered as unconventional. DPhil and Discontent Having gained my doctorate in English from a Russell Group University, I languished in a limbo of “unemployment”. … Continue reading

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A little honesty, humility and, above all, kindness

A little honesty, humility and, above all, kindness Recent Guardian article (http://www.theguardian.com/teacher-network/teacher-blog/2014/nov/22/secret-teacher-fear-sick-leave) and comments about teachers’ workload on Twitter have made me reflect on one underlying issue that many teachers would avoid at all costs to confront – culture of … Continue reading

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