That time I forgot my lesson observation…

Lesson observations. The very thought of them often elicits, headaches, nausea and  stabbing feeling on the right side of the forehead. Perhaps I exaggerate. But no matter how long you've been teaching, having your principal or a power that be come in with a clipboard to see what you've doing is sure to get the pulse racing.... Continue Reading →

Why do schools make kids switch classes at the end of year?

Alongside the excitement of scampering off on holidays, I often feel a twinge of sadness at the end of the year as I bid farewell to my class. Each class I've taught has its own personality and idiosyncrasies. Even though I've had a large number of kids come and go during the year, there were... Continue Reading →

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