Monthly Archives: November 2014

Does Blogging Empower Teachers?

Late in 2012, I decided I’d start writing a local history blog. Although, having been an English teacher for the last 19 years, this possibly wasn’t the most logical choice. I did write one history post, but it wasn’t long … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Tristram Hunt’s Teacher Oath Idea

The problem with the teacher oath idea is that we have very few agreed values in teaching. We are still arguing about what constitutes a quality education. Of course, we can all agree that we want the best for kids, … Continue reading

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The Resourcefulness of Teachers.

“Truth is ever to be found in the simplicity and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things.” Isaac Newton I’m sure there must be other professions that are similarly prone, but it does seem to be that schools are … Continue reading

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Lesson Observations: Progress at Last!

Today I had my latest lesson observation. For those who may not be aware, I’ve had a long, drawn out, and, at times, deeply unpleasant battle with my school’s management team over the accepted internal lesson observation process (and the … Continue reading

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