Nancy Gedge wrote an interesting post this morning about setting and differentiation. What I liked about it was that it accounted for the experience both from the perspective of the parents and of the kids. I find it bizarre that any school who would see the benefits of setting would choose to stream the kids, […]Read more "Why I Support Primary School Setting"
This post is part of a #blogsync I am running at school, doing some training on social media for staff at Elmhurst Primary. Teaching is one of the most turbulent professions and every day can be a rollercoaster. I can find myself smiling from ear to ear in Literacy, and by Maths, I am […]Read more "Highs and Lows of Teaching #blogsync"
I am inordinately excited about going into school tomorrow. My colleague-housemates are too. It is our school’s Comic Book Day and we have been getting dorkishly overinvolved with the whole idea. The whole school is dressing up, and I am going in as Two-Face. For that reason, I have decided to shave off half of […]Read more "Teachers’ Weirdest Sacrifices"
Rogue is a brilliant word for all of its multiple meanings. When I am speaking here of rogue teachers, I am thinking primarily of rogue as ‘working outside the normal and desirable controls’ – teachers who will nod along during a training session, only to return to their classrooms and do it their own way. ‘Rogue […]Read more "The Successes of Rogue Teachers"