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Walls Happy!

Keep going, you are with everyone of us every day! ;) Welcome back special friends and readers from everywhere: the US, Germany, Vietnam, Australia, Finland, the UK, Panama, New Zealand, India, the United Arab Emirates, Pakistan, Italy, and Mexico! 163 more words


Book Review: The Secret of Clouds by Alyson Richman

Katya, a rising ballerina, and Sasha, a graduate student, are young and in love when an unexpected tragedy befalls their native Kiev. Years later, after the couple has safely emigrated to America the consequences of this incident cause their son, Yuri, to be born with a rare health condition that isolates him from other children.

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Ten Things You Don't Know About Teachers and Teaching

Grading papers. Sitting in a cafe between two tables with chatty white girls on either side of me. I’m not trying to generalize or say they were basic, but could a conversation get more bland? 1,781 more words


Don't Eat Pete - Most-Requested Kid Game in My Classroom!

This game has been a classic in my classroom, so it’s worth talking about again.  I have used Don’t Eat Pete for holiday parties for years.  225 more words

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O.D. Excellence: These Teachers Have Officially Won Black History Month

Despite all the madness going on in the world, it does feel like people are putting forth lots of effort this year to celebrate Black History Month. 507 more words


More evidence that London is different

In a previous post about the DfE’s evidence to the Teachers’ Pay Review Body (STRB) in 2019 I mentioned that the DfE cited that the wastage rate for Inner London schools was 14% in 2017. 533 more words