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Every Lesson Shapes a Life – The adverts that remind us of the love of teaching

In the last few weeks I have seen some amazing things...adverts involving teachers. And they are SPOT ON! I wanted to share why I love these two ads... John Lewis | Bohemian Rhapsody https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZnOQ3CyX7k This advert isn't aimed at teachers but I do feel that it tells us a lot about what a teacher might… Continue reading Every Lesson Shapes a Life – The adverts that remind us of the love of teaching

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Teaching: The profession without professionals?

The Professionals? It may not be well know but alongside being a teacher I have also built a house as a self builder. I am lucky enough that my father-in-law is an architect and my husband and I were lucky enough to make it onto the property ladder this way. The reason I allude to… Continue reading Teaching: The profession without professionals?

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Failing to Fail? Do you let pupils know it’s part of success (but not the only part!)

This week I have been meeting some new classes and part of this for myself is the ability to explain my teaching style to new pupils. Something I find really useful at self assessing what I think of my views. It often involves me stopping mid-sentence to rethink what I am saying.

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Stop smiling!…at least for 105 days,13 hours and 34 mins (give or take)

So we are back into the world of teaching and we are bleary eyed half humans trying to remember those 6 weeks of long summer days...that was, like, a year ago...right!? So the next step is to introduce those bright eyed (who am I kidding, they are feeling it just like us!) to our teaching… Continue reading Stop smiling!…at least for 105 days,13 hours and 34 mins (give or take)

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We all wasted the summer holiday! – Did you feel the teacher guilt!?

So the summer holidays started as it always did...with a list. A list that had been in my head since about June and was the list to be done to know I had had an amazing summer. Without the list how would I know I had fun, loved my family, worked enough in that luxurious… Continue reading We all wasted the summer holiday! – Did you feel the teacher guilt!?