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You are a Magnificent Creature

I hadn’t felt the vibration of my cell phone.  The reasons for this are either the fact that it rings so infrequently that I can’t recognize when it is happening or I frequently leave it somewhere, only to come back later and have to deal with the messages…..well probably just message. 216 more words

Aspirations, Reflections, Perfection

Report comments for the pissed-off teacher: how to say what you want to say in a reasonably civilised manner.

Because vulgarity is no substitute for wit.

In the opening pages of Matilda, Roald Dahl reflects on how wonderful it would be if teachers could actually say what they meant in report comments. 578 more words


School's Out

So today marks the end of this academic year for my school and probably nearly all schools dotted around England. Students will react in two different ways on the last day: celebrate because they finally have a period where they have no school for 6 weeks, or cry their eyes out because this day could be the last time they will ever see some people ever again. 562 more words


Fragments from School Days: Parents Teacher Meeting (PTM)

Practically a live Horror Show: Parents Teachers Meeting!

Each year we used to think that it would be best not to let our parents know about this meeting. 455 more words

My Experiences

A New Year and Adventure

This is an open letter to all teachers, para pros, staff and faculty at my grandchildren’s schools:

It is that time of year that students, parents, teachers and faculty begin the new year at their respective schools. 306 more words

Happy New Year

Schools that teachers enjoy working for

What makes a teacher enjoy working for her serving school?


I have a former student who has just finished her second year of teaching. From her FB posts, I could see that she had been quite stretched. 94 more words

Mr. Blog

Earlier this week, my Facebook page reached 500 likes, and I’m rather chuffed (or at least I was, until I realised a friend of my wife has over 25,000 Twitter followers…) 1,684 more words