An 8 child’s story In the 6th grade a friend and I found a classroom open during spring break. We saw it as an unexpected opportunity for an amazing adventure filled with possibilities. We moved things all around the room; we changed the names on the chalkboard and talked into the tape recorder. We created total … More The Assertive Child’s Tale
Tom was covering a rather difficult lesson. It was a very small group, about 18 in a bottom set. As usual for these sets, it was a mixed bag of students who ‘couldn’t’ but wished they could and students who ‘could’ but couldn’t be bothered to! There was a judicious seating plan in place, and … More Let Down (?) by the Hard Worker
What would a world look like where Darwin’s ‘Survival of the Fittest’ was a life philosophy? As a biology teacher, I am intrigued by how our belief about how the world IS governs the way we act, and indeed the way we consciously or unconsciously believe the world SHOULD BE. As Darwin’s theory of evolution … More Letting Go of the Need to be Perfect
As Debbie sat down she flung her long hair over her shoulder and I could see the determined set of her jaw and her apprehensive frown. I hadn’t met Debbie yet. I was doing some long term supply teaching, and was given this class as the relationship had broken down with their teacher. Specifically, it … More Showdown in Lab 16
It had been a rough week … More Unspoken Words
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