Tag Archives: management

Welcome Back

First proper day┬áback yesterday, first staff meeting yesterday. “Welcome back. I hope you’ve all had a restful break and are ready to get started on making Leafy Green Primary the best in the area again. We have some new staff … Continue reading

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Year 9 and the Entitlement

Entitle: (often be entitled to) Give (someone) a legal right or a just claim to receive or do something I was on ‘crowd control’ duty during the Year 9 assembly today. The school body is so large that not all … Continue reading

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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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A little balance

Sometimes it seems as though I only write about the negative aspects of teaching, but if things really were a constant diet of doom and gloom, I wouldn’t be doing this job. I’ve written about one particular day which turned … Continue reading

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And all for the want of a horseshoe nail

Yesterday I had the dubious honour of returning to a school I taught in for a few days last term. I say honour because the school asked my agency for me specifically, and the head repeated this a number of … Continue reading

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The Hypocrisy of Independent Learning

One year I decided that I needed to expand my ability to use Office programs – essentially, I felt that there were many things I didn’t know how to do, and I wanted to learn them. I enrolled on a … Continue reading

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