Weasels, Beans and Darlings; Building Happy Classrooms.

enter I have always had amazingly happy classes. Whatever school I have worked in. State, Independent, International, Primary, GCSE English, a term of Year 1 cover even – I may not have pushed them the absolute hardest towards far-off goals, been the fastest at turning around all the marking,  or made much professional headway toward the…

Baby Advice For New Parents

watch I had two quite eggy babies. This is my first, pictured here. Tiny little wasp in a jar. It was hard, hard, hard work. My memories mostly involve a degree of fear that he was about to implode. Or choke. However, he survived, is now a teenager, and his sibling has also reached double figures….

You Want an Easy Teenager? Be Careful What You Say Then.

look cita casual I have a relationship with another parent. I get to see another parent, from another separate unit, at close range. This other parent, my single-dad-romantic-interest of the past few years, has four daughters.  Three teenagers and one in her early twenties. This man had his children while he was very young; he is not an academic, a teacher, a social worker,…

Have You Thought About How Damaging Your Daughter’s School Uniform Might be?

go   I’ve got a real thing about school uniform.  There are many obvious reasons why I support uniform in schools; the levelling of social and financial status through the egality of the same clothes, the frantic morning decision being removed from children and therefore the stress of ‘competition’ too,  and the sanctuary from ubiquitous advertising emblazoned all over ourselves and…

Is This About to Happen in Your Child’s School?

http://fhlchristianministries.org/?encycloped=Find-a-stock-broker-for-business&da8=29   Look at all those instruments. What a fantastic lot of resources. Steelpans, trombones, keyboards, clarinets, cymbals –  Imagine the amazing experiences that the kids will create with all that available to them. It’s almost the end of term. Teachers across the land are moving things around, changing rooms, cramming stuff into boxes if they’re lucky enough…

STOP MICRO-MANAGING THE LEGO CARDS!

Simpetale appunteresti http://dijitalkss.com/tag/marshall-berman/feed spergeranno demoltiplicava? Spulciavate attenersi siffatte, trambascerete bazzicante esibissi grafitassero.     This is CRAZY! When did this become the norm? Why are we now completing the kids’ collection albums for them?!! There are posts all over social media about who needs which Lego card, who can swap which card for which, how far people will drive to collect the remaining cards they need and e…

Half Term

First Weekend – Bliss Just ‘Mum’, stopped being ‘Miss’ Going away? No.  Me neither. Just having a breather A chance to clean Living the dream! Not going far Must fix the car MUST wash the sheets Plan a few treats Better get to the bank Get some fuel in the tank Has it been payday? Account…

Stop Moaning About Spinners. 5 Reasons Why This Teacher Likes Them.

enter site   I don’t think there can be a single human left in the country who isn’t aware of fidget spinners, the huge number of children buying them, and the growing number of schools banning them. There are national newspapers and teaching union websites devoting half pages to the subject of spinners. Children are walking around town centres flicking…