“Neurotics complain of their illness, but they make the most of it, and when it comes to taking it away from them they will defend it like a lioness her young.” ― Sigmund Freud Teaching engenders a fantastic array of neuroses. From my abecedarian knowledge of psychology, I recognise the firm onset of a Stockholm […]Read more "My Scholastic Stockholm Syndrome"
For next year, I am inheriting a class that I know very well. The downside of this is that they also know me very well. Too well. Back in the bleary-eyed days of my training year, they were my Key Stage 1 placement class. They exhausted me with their incessant ‘being 6 years old’ style […]Read more "Second Impressions and the 5Ws"
As is widely known by anybody who works in any primary school, or even anybody who has attended one, primary schools are social spaces which are prone to life-consuming fads. I am not speaking her about Mindfulness or Learning Styles theory but about playground crazes. In my hazy memories of concrete joy, play time was a […]Read more "Loom Bands – A Social Anthropology"