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Leon’s Reality

“You are responsible for the engagement of students in your class.” “If you plan well, all students will be engaged.” “If a child is distracted in your lesson it’s because you were not teaching in an engaging way.” “If you … Continue reading

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Unsatisfactory lesson observation – looking back with new eyes

As the weather let me down at the weekend, I decided to tackle some of the jobs that I’d successfully been putting off for a while, although they really needed doing. One of these was sorting through the box of … Continue reading

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At last! The last day of the Spring Term (yes, I note the irony in this as I peer out the window at the snow still lying on the ground) and two blissful weeks of peace beckon. Or, to put … Continue reading

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A New School

I’m about to start a new part-time long-term supply post. I’ll be working in an inner-city primary school, covering management time for the assistant head. Well, one of the assistant heads, anyway. My agency had asked me if I would … Continue reading

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