Like many teachers up and down the land, I sometimes struggle to balance the needs of my class, my school and my own family. Sometimes it feels like real life is getting in the way of my career (maybe) choice and something has to give. Also like many teachers, I seem to spend a large… Continue reading How do we buy the time?
Put it in your heart Where tomorrow shines Gold and silver shine REM – Shiny, happy people Trawling Twitter of an evening often makes me melancholy. Sometimes it inspires, sometimes it riles me but a lot of the time it just makes me sad. You see the human condition seems to make us want to… Continue reading #smallwins – my manifesto for happiness.
“We used to have fun Now all we do is fight We know something’s wrong It’s clear something here ain’t right” The writing’s on the wall Plan B After an excellent session on handwriting at a partnership training day I asked the following question on Twitter: The volume of “no” responses, coupled with the… Continue reading How do we solve a problem like handwriting?
Lov-in’ I can make it better For you All day and all night.. The Whispers – I can make it better Almost every day I see a really good idea on edu-Twitter. A couple of years ago I would have just taken it and used it in my own classroom. Now I set a new challenge,… Continue reading Take it and make it better
“Well if you want to say yes, say yes And if you want to say no, say no ‘Cause there’s a million ways to go You know that there are…” Cat Stevens – If You Want To Sing Out, Sing Out. I’m in the middle of a conversation with someone who’s authority on EAL I respect… Continue reading Differentiation and other animals…
Unless you are living under a rock (and I assume if you are reading this or following me on Twitter you are not) then you cannot fail to have noticed the inordinate amount of press that Parklands Primary school in Leeds gets. There are many reasons for this, some of which I will attempt to… Continue reading Why we must all learn from Parklands Primary…