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Livy living below the line

It’s been some time since my last post and, sadly perhaps, this one has little to do with education. Instead it’s a plea for support. From today Rosie and I along with

A Room Of One’s Own – the thin end of the staff room wedge

On the rare occasions I ever had cause to knock on the staff room door as the timid little chap I was back in the early 80s, a disgruntled teacher would throw it open,

11 from 11

  2011 has been a good year. Starting the blog has been life changing and after reading A Year in the Life of an English Teacher I’ve decided to take up the challenge and

Election Fever

The last time I canvassed for votes was back in my school mock election in 1987. In typically awkward bugger fashion, I ran as a Trotskyite candidate. As I recall I did

Awards season

Being as I’m still very new to this blogging game (was it only July I made my first post?) I had no idea there were awards for it, let alone awards for

Protected: Off sick

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End of term

Term 1 is always far more exhausting than I expect it to be. Some of the highlights from last term include meeting some cracking education types including Ian Gilbert, Phil Beadle and

Objective Quest – Day 4

Am starting to feel slightly exhausted by all the different objective introducing techniques whirring around my head like a cloud of relentless cheerful wasps. I long to use the same one all

Objective Quest – Day 3

Quick update on the Learning Objectives google doc: we’re now up to 47 ways to introduce learning objectives! Only three more to go so if you have any good stuff lurking in

Objective Quest: Day 2

OK, after a positive start yesterday on my quest to try out 40 different learning objectives before the end of term, I was raring to go today. I only have three lessons

50 ways to lead your lesson

The problem is all inside your head”, she said to me The answer is easy if you take it logically I’d like to help you in your struggle to be free There

Why group work works for me

For some time I have been of the opinion that children learn best in groups. This is disputed by all sorts of folk, some of whom are very articulate and thoughtful like

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