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My Idea of Fun

The last week of term looms. The six week Summer holiday is so close you can almost touch it, its welcome warmth the sun suddenly breaking through clouds. The only thing standing between you and that gentle embrace is five days of lessons. 20-odd hours of teaching. What could be simpler? The temptation of course … Continue reading

Marking Time

Blimey. Only five weeks since I went back to school after the Easter break, but it feels like a lifetime ago. This last half-term has been, without a sliver of a whisker of a shadow of a doubt, my hardest since I started teaching just over 18 months ago. That was partly due to getting … Continue reading

Death by Powerpoint

Friday was tough. Three reasons: Standard end of the week fatigue Massive and ongoing behavioural problems with a difficult Year 8 class Decidedly mixed feedback from the previous day’s observation Number 3 was the hardest to take because (as is so often the case) it was fair and accurate and well-meant. A key issue was … Continue reading