After Ten Years in Teaching – Tips for Teachers in the Early Stages of their Careers

It has come to my realization, rather shockingly, that I am nearing the ‘ten years in teaching’ mark.  I have decided to take stock of my experiences in the last decade.  Despite teaching in just two schools and having been in my current school for several years, I have taken on a variety of roles.  … Continue reading After Ten Years in Teaching – Tips for Teachers in the Early Stages of their Careers

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I haven’t quit – yet! – but reasons why I’ve thought about it.

Disclaimer: this blog has been written from a positive stance.  By highlighting some of the drawbacks of teaching I hope to a)present a realistic picture of the profession enabling those who go into it to do so knowing the bigger picture and b) show that some people DO stay in teaching and it can be … Continue reading I haven’t quit – yet! – but reasons why I’ve thought about it.

Conclusions about my grammar confusion – moving forward with the teaching of writing.

I have been going round in circles.  I’ve been perplexed.    The teaching of grammar has got my knickers in a twist.   I am a teacher and leader well versed with the grammar and writing requirements of the new National Curriculum.   I have a very good English Literature degree.  I read a lot.  I love words.  … Continue reading Conclusions about my grammar confusion – moving forward with the teaching of writing.