Category: teaching

Fairness and the power of an apology

As a child, and as a student now, the thing that has always turned me against teachers and lecturers is perceived unfairness, particularly in the form of being blamed or accused of something. During my first year working in schools as a teaching assistant, I experienced what it's like to be the unfair one. It … Continue reading Fairness and the power of an apology

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Is the education system killing my love of teaching?

There are many things that concern me about teaching and the education system as a whole. I feel the best way to illustrate this is by producing a ridiculously long list about some of the things I worry about: teacher pay progress related pay destandardised pay structures with academies increased recording and paperwork pressures workload generally … Continue reading Is the education system killing my love of teaching?