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One of my favourite paintings is Van Gogh’s Starry Night Over the Rhône (1888).

Blue and yellow. That’s all it is.

Then there’s the sky, the vast expanse of azure and cerulean and aquamarine, broken up by the brightest of stars and the faintest of stars. 168 more words

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Fiefdom without a kingdom

Fiefdom: a territory or sphere of operation controlled by a particular person or group.

If you were to type the word fiefdom into Google you would be given the definition above, but also the example sentence– “a mafia boss who has turned the town into his private fiefdom”. 987 more words

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Recovery teaching - best bets

Our whole school INSET was more focused on operational matters than it has been for some years. As a teaching and learning team we are lucky at Durrington that we are generally given top billing for any INSET time, and I’ve got used to our hour or 90 minute slot on the first day. 974 more words

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Make Cheating Obsolete

Cheating may not look this way anymore, but that doesn’t mean it’s not happening.

We all know that it happens. No matter what measures we have in place, not matter how hard we look – every teacher knows that at some point some student has cheated in their class and gotten away with it. 1,035 more words

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Standards-Based Grading - ELA

Standards-based grading is becoming more and more popular and gaining a lot of merit in the educational community. When I posted in a teacher Facebook community that I had some experience with this in ELA, I had several people reach out to me and ask questions. 1,138 more words

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Please Mr Andrew's, let us remote teach...

I know, it has been a long while since this blog was use. All my subscribers have left. Life got in the way, as it so often does. 776 more words

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