When did teaching become so formulaic? by Richard Blaize

When did teaching become so formulaic?

This past few months I've been doing a lot of reflection and one thing that keeps coming to the forefront...

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Journey into teaching by Kathy Hedges
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Journey into teaching

I am still new to blogging, I guess that is because I am never sure about writing about myself in general...

Kathy Hedges Kathy Hedges
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Another lightbulb moment... by Colin Grimes
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Another lightbulb moment...

I'm currently watching my eldest (a precocious nearly 10) daughter enjoying a fab birthday party.  We...

Colin Grimes Colin Grimes
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Is teaching for the young, free and single? by Jules Daulby
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Is teaching for the young, free and single?

Before I left for work the other day, our family had a impromptu disco. At 7am in the kitchen I was...

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Looking back. The things that made me the teacher I am from my own education. by Kevin Hewitson

Looking back. The things that made me the teacher I am from my own education.

Objective reflection is difficult, especially when it is your own experiences you are reflecting on....

Kevin Hewitson Kevin Hewitson
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The world of teaching...the decision by Janet Symonds

The world of teaching...the decision

Life before...In 2001 I got a degree from Huddersfield University in Computing with German BA(Hons).I...

Janet Symonds Janet Symonds
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Community Spirit by Kyra Tweddle

Community Spirit

I dropped off a full estate car load's worth of toiletries and clothes to a distribution centre this...

Kyra Tweddle Kyra Tweddle
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Today was a good day. I liked it. by Kyra Tweddle
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Today was a good day. I liked it.

And I'll tell you why.I had a student in my class which was a pleasant surprise. In fairness to her,...

Kyra Tweddle Kyra Tweddle
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Lateness and the benefit of organisation! by Mike Watson
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Lateness and the benefit of organisation!

Today started with panic.Mrs W. woke me up unwell, this meant that we had a problem. Two working parents,...

Mike Watson Mike Watson
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Being critical is kindness by Anne Williams
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Being critical is kindness

You can never relearn the basics too many times. So please forgive me for a post that teaches my grandmothers...

Anne Williams Anne Williams
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Two Glorious Moments... by Mike Watson
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Two Glorious Moments...

I don't have long tonight and I have things to sort for tomorrow, but this needs to be mentioned.Today...

Mike Watson Mike Watson
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Strictly Come Teaching by Julie Leoni

Strictly Come Teaching

We love Strictly and watched it every week for the glitz and the glamour.However, Strictly is more than...

Julie Leoni Julie Leoni
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Infantilising Teachers by Kyra Tweddle
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Infantilising Teachers

Before I go much further, let me just start out by stating I am cross.In primary teaching, the worst...

Kyra Tweddle Kyra Tweddle
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Working hard by Kyra Tweddle
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Working hard

One of the blessings and the curses of working in a small rural school is that I am a key holder. (Having...

Kyra Tweddle Kyra Tweddle
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Do you ever teach books that you haven't read? by Kyra Tweddle
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Do you ever teach books that you haven't read?

Is that a very, very naughty thing to do?I'm meaning in group reading situations, and this may possibly...

Kyra Tweddle Kyra Tweddle
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How to not be hard on yourself by Kevin Hewitson
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How to not be hard on yourself

"You are your own worst enemy" Is this a phrase you have heard said about you? I think their is something...

Kevin Hewitson Kevin Hewitson
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Banging My Own Drum... by Kyra Tweddle
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Banging My Own Drum...

(Bang goes any pretence of anonymity then)The Big Drum AdventureSo this was my class of 9,10 and 11 year...

Kyra Tweddle Kyra Tweddle
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Keeping the flame alive by Anne Williams
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Keeping the flame alive

Why I want to be a classroom teacher for the rest of my career.It is perhaps not surprising that in a...

Anne Williams Anne Williams
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Pangender by Kyra Tweddle
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Pangender

Another term with which I had no prior knowledge before yesterday's session. It was questioned, not challenged,...

Kyra Tweddle Kyra Tweddle
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Other than educating... by Kyra Tweddle
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Other than educating...

What did you do in the classroom today?The reason I ask is because today we spent an hour being told...

Kyra Tweddle Kyra Tweddle
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Get (and stay) Motivated by Kevin Hewitson

Get (and stay) Motivated

Get motivated – 6 things to do to make sure you get and remain motivatedThis is an abstract from the...

Kevin Hewitson Kevin Hewitson
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A blame culture, the ultimate outcome of the “one way” in education. by Kevin Hewitson

A blame culture, the ultimate outcome of the “one way” in education.

We in the UK are definitely into a blame culture and as we move further and further into it the language...

Kevin Hewitson Kevin Hewitson
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Sir! by Kevin Hewitson

Sir!

Whilst many teachers hear "Sir " and "Miss" in teaching it's normally a call for help or assistance from their pupils.

Kevin Hewitson Kevin Hewitson
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"Sir" and "Miss"

Two important acronyms in teaching

Kevin Hewitson Kevin Hewitson
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