Over the summer I started this project when I had all the time in the world. My degree is somewhat representative of what it is like to work in a school, it's a full time job at a minimum, not including the other time I will need to spend on additional reading to widen my … Continue reading How do we find time?
via Daily Prompt: Pretend 'Pretend' immediately brings out the educator in me. My brain, without hesitation, adds the word 'play' onto the end. Pretend play, or imaginative play is something I think is underrated by the people who write our curriculum, but in my experience, when you watch children on the playground who are comfortable … Continue reading Daily Prompt: Pretend
Flicking through twitter, I came across this article: Secret Teacher: becoming an academy destroyed my school and it is... sad. By sad, I don't mean the article is sad and I don't mean sad in the colloquial sense. I mean, the experiences that this teacher has had are, for want of a more effective word, sad. The … Continue reading The Academy Problem
via Daily Prompt: Panic Everyone knows what it's like to panic. Sudden panic feels like someone has just poured freezing water into your insides and then they begin to squirm. In seconds you can almost feel the panic moving through your body, into every inch of your skin, every corner of your being. In the past, … Continue reading Daily Prompt: Panic