Sara wrote a new post, The Teaching Expert 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Dr Miranda says she is a “teaching expert”.
She appears on TV and radio and gives her “expert” views on what teachers think.
Self awareness is Dr Miranda’s greatest skill!
Sara wrote a new post, Evidence Based Twaddle 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Simon and Rowena have noticed that in education circles today, everything has to be “EVIDENCE” based.
Evidence based learning!
Evidence informed curriculum!
As long as it is “evidence based”, you can sell […]
Sara wrote a new post, Roman History 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Just tell me one […]
Sara wrote a new post, Welcome To The Team 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Brian is a leader of many years.
Despite that serious look, he knows that making the team work, is vital to everyone’s success.
Brian says, “OUR team is now YOUR team”.
Sara wrote a new post, Brexit Wisdom? 1 month, 4 weeks ago
Mr Green is puzzled about the wisdom of young people.
LibDems say that most 18-24 year olds voted to stay in the EU, “because of their wisdom and experience”.
Statistics show that most fatal car […]
Sara wrote a new post, Behaviour Management 1 month, 4 weeks ago
No need for detentions!
No more low level disruption!
Amazing new behaviour management technique boosts learning […]
Sara wrote a new post, Exciting Lessons – Dead? 2 months ago
Jenny used to love exciting lessons.
Her teacher developed the lesson and she was surprised and excited.
Then everything changed!
Her teacher now makes a list on the board, of everything that is going to […]
Sara wrote a new post, Verbal Feedback 2 months ago
Teacher Joe Thomas liked giving verbal feedback.
He didn’t like then having to find little Sophie’s exercise book, and writing:
Verbal Feedback Given
Signed Mr Thomas
Just in case […]
Sara wrote a new post, Lesson Starters 2 months ago
Mr Smith had been teaching longer than he would like to admit.
He did try to keep up to date.
Some said he was rather late coming to the idea of lesson starters.
The children loved his lessons.
Sara wrote a new post, Brain Gym 2 months, 1 week ago
Simon remembers all those CPD sessions on Brain Gym.
He particularly liked having his “brain button” pressed.
All this has now been dismissed as bunkum.
But until the teaching profession falls for another […]
Sara wrote a new post, Crossing Red Lines 2 months, 1 week ago
Gerald trained as a teacher in the 1980s, As a professional!
Now there are so many red lines he is not allowed to cross.
“Sod it”, said Gerald.
Be more like Gerald.
Sara wrote a new post, Direct Instruction 2 months, 1 week ago
Geography teacher Mr Simons has been teaching for 30 years.
What he calls “teaching” is now hailed as “Direct Instruction”.
“There’s nothing new in teaching”, says Mr Simons.
Sara wrote a new post, Parent Emails 2 months, 1 week ago
She had been dreading this all day.
Head of Year Mrs Jones had that sinking feeling!
Sara wrote a new post, Growth Mindset 2 months, 1 week ago
After 20 years teaching, Ms Smith felt it was time to update herself on new educational ideas.
“Growth Mindset is really rather fun”, she thought.
Growth, mind, growth, mind, growth, mind, growth, mind […]
Sara wrote a new post, Academy Freedoms 2 months, 1 week ago
After her maintained school joined the Multi Academy Trust, Headteacher Mrs Thomas and her Deputy were left wondering:
Are the extra Academy freedoms they now had, real or illusory?
Sara wrote a new post, Dual Coding 2 months, 1 week ago
Mr Tibbles liked to keep up with all the latest teaching trends.
He was finding “dual coding” very helpful in finding his next meal.
Sara wrote a new post, TeachFirst 2 months, 1 week ago
After Winchester, Oxbridge, and 5 weeks’ TeachFirst training, Robert was fully prepared to spend 2 years teaching lower class poor children;
before joining the family business in the City.
Sara wrote a new post, Email Bans 2 months, 1 week ago
Headteacher Josephine has introduced a new policy of banning emails at weekends.
But surely staff don’t mind a few from the headteacher on a quiet Sunday!
Sara wrote a new post, #Catteachers Card Requests 2 months, 1 week ago
We have made some free “Thank You” cards that you can download here.
We are now ready to make some more free cards for YOU.
Let us know what topic you would like the card to be on, and if it is popular we […]
Sara wrote a new post, First Class Hypocrisy 2 months, 1 week ago
The Department for Education has spent £500,000 on first class travel, “to avoid attention from the public”.
Due to lack of attention from the public, Headteacher Joanne is having to count the pennies, to […]