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Military Family Stories

Veterans of World War II rarely speak of their service.  In the case of my father, humility is part of the reason.

 “Everybody did it,” he shrugged, referring to his peers in the 1940s. 109 more words


Summer Night Sounds

Right now, I’m sitting near an open window and listening to a nighttime chorus of katydids and crickets in huge numbers. Want to listen, too? 53 more words

Speaking And Listening

Birds, Music, Classroom Management

No one has ever put together music with nature’s music like Robert J. Lurtsema.

If you love classical music and lived in eastern New England  from the 1970s to the 1990s, Robert J woke you every morning with these incredible sounds. 68 more words

Teaching And Learning

Challenge Cubes

In the school I worked in last year, two members of staff used a plenary concept they called Challenge Cubes: 20 or so physical little boxes containing a single question designed to get students reflecting on what they had learned that lesson. 267 more words


Why students must talk

I’ve often wondered to what extent a Headteacher sets the feeling of a school. In my first school, the Headteacher, aside from being the most inspiring woman I have ever met, driven by titanic strength, vision and conviction, was also a drama teacher. 787 more words

Teaching English

The Art of Wandering

On a weekend trip to Québec City, we visited sites recommended by a travel book— Montmorency Falls, the Basilica of Sainte Anne de Beaupré, the farmer’s market, art galleries and cafés, all lovely and worth experiencing. 130 more words


Our FS2 Graduation

Today we had our Graduation Ceremony to celebrate completing Foundation Stage and being ready to move to Key Stage One. It was great to see so many families there, we only had standing room left! 129 more words

Parents As Partners