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Top Ten Random Posts on Education

I’ve never written a round-up post before, but I’ve been blogging for a while and now seemed like a good time to take stock of which posts people have read the most and to reshare them. I’ve decided to group … Continue reading

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Tourette’s Syndrome

I’ve been interested in Special Needs education for a long time, but I’ve never really know much about Tourette’s. I stumbled across this article a few days ago and found it really interesting. Ten Minute Training- Tourette’s Syndrome!  – NEURODIVERSE … Continue reading

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Of Einstein and Fish

Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid. This is a quotation, attributed to Albert Einstein, which is repeated over … Continue reading

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The Difference Between Teaching Children and Adults

I was once asked in an interview what I thought the difference was between teaching adults and teaching children. There is of course the obvious factor that adults are in a classroom because they want to be there and because, … Continue reading

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How I Started Out

It took me a long time to start out in teaching. When I first graduated with my joint honours degree in French and Spanish, I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life. The only thing I … Continue reading

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A is also for…Alliteration

This is when you have two or more words beginning with the same letter: The blue balloons burst with a bang! Sentences like this stand out in your writing and make your teacher think “Wow!” If possible, make the letter … Continue reading

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Last year I was asked to plan and teach “e-safety” to upper KS2 for half a term. My first thought was “Half a term? Two weeks will be plenty! What on earth can I do for 7 weeks?” I obviously … Continue reading

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