Category Archives: Not Maths

Why I will never use lolly sticks in my classroom.

Because, well, reasons. I’m sure there are great reasons to use lolly sticks, or other randomisers – it creates a culture where everyone is expected to be attentive, or to articulate their thinking at any time or something. You may … Continue reading

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Some conversations.

*Any resemblance to a specific individual is unintentional. Any resemblance of traits of a group of people is intentional. Manager: This is the most important thing to improve teaching and learning throughout this year! Teacher: Can I have some time … Continue reading

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BREAKING NEWS: Good, fun not always synonyms.

People like bad movies. It’s true. I do as well. I love Starship Troopers, but its a terrible film. It’s cheesy, the acting is bad, the dialogue is poor in places and frankly its totally ridiculous. It’s also incredibly enjoyable … Continue reading

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Limits

Something for consideration: Every time you ask a teacher to complete another piece of paperwork without taking something away, a bit of goodwill dies because I already find it hard to find my mouse under all the paper you give … Continue reading

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The Dream Crusher

Enrolment week always seems so hard in a Sixth Form College. It should be a time of excitement, fresh faced enthusiastic new students and positivity for the year ahead. Then, as the week goes on the appointments get trickier and … Continue reading

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Today

Supervising practice exams might be dull but if you time it right you can mark the previous one while the next one is happening. #efficiency #MTBoS30 Day 8

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To Do Lists

Are the bane of my life; but without them I would never get anything done. I constantly find myself either: a) Adding to the To Do list more frequently than I cross things off b) Adding something I had done … Continue reading

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