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It is Completely Normal

It is completely normal to feel sick with fear before facing your first class.

It is completely normal to feel like you are bluffing at being a teacher, and that eventually someone will find you out. 245 more words

Children

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Need to Know

I did something yesterday that I haven’t done for a very long time.  It was stupid, really, and I knew I shouldn’t have done it the moment I clicked on the link.  1,052 more words

Motherhood

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How Can I Be More Efficient?

As the holidays grind slowly towards their bitter end, thoughts of school begin to bubble in the subconscious. At night, where once I would sleep happily with thoughts of the next day’s socialising and relaxation, I now think of how to decorate my classroom’s window and which font to write all my posters in.  640 more words

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DIY Foam Board Spice Rack

 

Foam board is the BEST material for light, inexpensive projects.  I use it to make custom shelving and organizers of all types.  All you need is a $1 piece of foam board from your local dollar store and a hot glue gun.   366 more words

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Silence is golden (sometimes)

If we need any more proof that ideology should play no part in directing pedagogy, it is in the matter of ‘active’ and ‘passive’ learning. 1,406 more words

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The Choice in Education – Reflections on Tristram Hunt’s speech #TheChoice #VoteLabour

Tristram Hunt, like a high quality appetiser, gave us just enough without fully satisfying and left us with the nagging empty feeling of wanting more. Although the question of me ‘dining’ anywhere other than with Labour is indisputable I sometimes find myself enviously looking over at the Green’s and wishing I had what they’d ordered… 1,323 more words

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Anarchy in the Classroom.

Anarchy is a much maligned term; a standby of the tabloid press when reporting on behaviour in our schools, and something that those of us who work in those schools know, bears little resemblance to the truth. 383 more words

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