Monthly Archives: December 2016

Ten Years a Teacher

When I return to school after the New Year, I will be starting my eleventh year as a qualified teacher.  The history of my role in the classroom, however, goes back further than that. In fact, from the age of … Continue reading

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Leaves in the Wind

Leaves in the Wind I can see in my mind’s eye the leaves riding in gusts of wind, higher and higher over the rows of metal skips labelled for Paper, Cupboard, Garden Waste, Scrap Metal, Plastic Bottles, Hardcore, Timber and, … Continue reading

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Teaching Grit, Character and Resilience through Literacy

Also known simply as “check your work before you hand it in!” As English teachers, we lament and resent the relentless repetition of highlighting basic literacy errors in our students’ written work. Yet, we never seem to be able to … Continue reading

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