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Work-life balance: can it exist for teachers?

With the October half-term fast approaching I’ve begun to think about my plans for the break. I’ve already resigned myself to the fact there won’t be much time for relaxing but, more importantly for me, there will be lots of time spent with my family: I’ve already got plans for a family holiday, my dad’s 60th birthday celebrations not to mention helping my brother move house. 320 more words

Is Our School System Better Than Sliced Bread?

I’ve taught high school English since the year 2000.  During that time, we’ve seen the advent of smartphones, automated cars, even artificially intelligent grocery stores.  Our technology has grown exponentially in just eighteen years, and I don’t see that trend slowing down. 945 more words

Opinions/Editorials

Towards Reforming High School Math and Science

…If I had to design a mechanism for the express purpose of destroying a child’s natural curiosity and love of pattern-making, I couldn’t possibly do as good a job as is currently being done— I simply wouldn’t have the imagination to come up with the kind of senseless, soul-crushing ideas that constitute contemporary mathematics education. 1,691 more words

Secondary Education

The Journey Begins

Hi there! Thanks for joining me. I started a website/blog over at Wix and I found it a bit tough to navigate. This seemed easier so I figured I’d give it a whirl. 137 more words

Classroom Strategy: Hearts and Minds

Every class has their clown, or their chronic underachiever, or both.  While it may be momentarily satisfying to unload on them when they thwart your plans, always remember how children’s minds work: they don’t think long-term, the idea of cause and effect is largely meaningless, and negative attention is more than a fair substitute for a sense of accomplishment in many cases. 929 more words

Classroom Management

If music be the food of love - it should be at the heart and soul of a school.

Why music? – aspiration, awe and wonder, incredulity, resilience, emotion, character, spirit, culture, humanity, civility, inspiration, opportunity, participation, perseverance, confidence education educate ….

“Without music, life would be a blank to me.” – Jane Austen… 1,363 more words

School

Student Budgeting Tips to Keep Your Mind off the Money

We’re well into the first month of school! Hopefully you have made a positive adjustment to the school year and your studies are going well thus far. 478 more words

Goal-Setting