Respecting Mother Tongues

In my experience, I have only once heard a teacher raving about a pupil’s bilingual abilities. This was some years ago now, in a school in East Yorkshire, when I was gaining work experience, and the class teacher introduced me to a 6 year old boy with a French father and an English mother. The […]

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educators of NEWHAM on twitter

This will be a regularly updated directory of education types in Newham, with links to their Twitter handles. If you would like to be added/removed or to edit your profile, contact me via the comments section below. Information is taken from public twitter biographies, and only those individual accounts publicly announcing that they work in education […]

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Teachers, Use Twitter Well

I know that almost everybody reading this will be doing so having seen it on Twitter. The audience of this post is for your colleagues, chums, overlords and underlings who haven’t yet taken the plunge into the murky cybernetic virtual waters. To be clear, I also know that any teacher already on Twitter can write […]

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An East London Odyssey

On Romford Road, I wait for the the 25 from Ilford to Oxford Street. At the front of my mind as I wait, two grim thoughts compete for attention; I think about what my student has just told me about a boy in Year 11 being stabbed in the head outside their school, and what […]

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