Spending your own money

It's a contentious one in the teaching trade. Whether to spend your own money or not, today I saw someone compare teachers spending money on resources for their classrooms to doctors spending their own money providing medicine to patients. I'm not sure it's a fair comparison, however I understand the sentiment. Where has this approach... Continue Reading →

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Advice for NQTs

What they didn't teach you at uni I am currently writing some short no nonsense guides for NQTs, with a colleague of mine. Cutting through the fluffy stuff you learn at university and instead giving you the nitty gritty real life tips on areas that I certainly felt unprepared to deal with in my first... Continue Reading →

Talent or Grit?

I've been spending a lot of my time developing my approach to teaching resilience, grit and determination. It is hard, first of all, to find the time in the school timetable to be able to make time for teaching this. It is harder (even still) to teach it effectively! As teachers, it is important to... Continue Reading →

Returning to School

It's here. The end of the holidays. It's arrived. To those who spent every day of the holidays doing something school related, I salute you for the hard work and commitment to be the best. To those who spent every day of the holiday not thinking about school one single iota, I salute you for... Continue Reading →

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