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What do you LOVE about teaching?

What a perfect day to begin my blogging for 2013.  A day focussed entirely on love!  What if we focused on love in our education system?  What if our schools became places where love was at the heart of learning, where the love of learning was nurtured by honouring the values of the students and .. read more

Changing Structures…Video Blog

  Watch the video or read the transcipt… We are living in a fast-food era, and I don’t know about you, but I find that I’m constantly feeling pushed for time. And this, obviously, can generate an enormous amount of stress. Gotta get the kids to school, gotta meet the deadlines, gotta make sure that .. read more

On November 25th, 2012, posted in: Blog by , , , , , , ,

Teachers must ‘parent’ failing pupils

The Independent reported today that “Heads and teachers in the country’s most disadvantaged schools should be “surrogate parents” so their pupils spend less time on difficult estates and with unsupportive parents, chief schools inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw said yesterday.” According to Felicia Huppert, Professor of Psychology, Director of the Well-being Institute, University of Cambridge  “In .. read more