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
It was incredibly difficult to pin Mark down to doing any written work. He was a nice lad but was very chatty and amazingly effective at wasting time. It was particularly frustrating because there were times he showed great insight in class discussion. His teacher Sarah thought he was probably in a lower set than … More The Reluctant Perfectionist
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