Monthly Archives: March 2014

Tradition or snobbery? Part 2

Yesterday I began to look at the reasons I believe there are two opposing camps in the traditional / progressive education debate. I cannot claim to have come up with a definitive answer, but I begin to suspect that it … Continue reading

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Tradition or snobbery? Part 1

Going away for a while (both literally and in the blogging and Twitter sense) has given me the chance to consider an element in the educational debate that I hadn’t thought about before. When I returned, I found that I … Continue reading

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Supply Teaching

Supply teachers, in terms of behaviour, usually get a raw deal. In an ideal world, the agency calls at 7:30am, and we arrive at school by 8:30am, some schools even ask for 8:15am. We are handed an information pack upon … Continue reading

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Neckache

This week, I have mostly had neck-ache. I attribute this to the three-week placement I completed last week. As I mentioned, I had to attend all the meetings a contract member of staff would. That meant the weekly staff meeting, … Continue reading

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The more things change…

… The more they stay the same. It’s as true now as it was in the mid 1800s. I’m in the middle of a three-week assignment, on an interim maternity cover (baby arrived unexpectedly 3 weeks early and the maternity … Continue reading

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