What are the essential qualities of a good teacher?

“When someone takes away your pens you realize quite how important education is.” This is a quote from Malala Yousafzai, who at age 17 became a Nobel Prize winning advocate for education. Indeed, Malala’s life story shows the importance of education and lengths people will go to in its pursuit. At the heart of a … Continue reading What are the essential qualities of a good teacher?

Teachers! The Guardian Newspaper Needs Your Help!

2017 has been a challenging year in almost every sphere of life, and teaching is no different.  From budgets to policy, teachers have seen more than their fair share of challenges.  With that in mind, the Guardian newspaper are asking for the lessons you as teachers have learnt this year. "Whatever it is, we’d like … Continue reading Teachers! The Guardian Newspaper Needs Your Help!

As a Teacher, has Copyright ever been an issue for you?

Copyright comes into many elements of society, including the classroom.  As technology advances this is an increasingly important issue. Students can encounter this through plagiarism of assignments, but also through the usage of media in projects.   I encountered this during university when I had to contact the licensers of Bloc Party to use their … Continue reading As a Teacher, has Copyright ever been an issue for you?

Teacher Life In Six Memes

When Government policy changes and some really important aspects are no longer priorities. When something good happens and you remember what got you into teaching in the first place. The moment an unexpected and unrealistic inspection is carried out. When a mountain of marking also equals a mountain of deciphering and alternative interpretation. ... and … Continue reading Teacher Life In Six Memes

The growing workload of Teachers and the sacrifices they make

There are some jobs in life that are considered vocations, not just another job but a true calling in life.  Teaching is one of these.  Education is the life blood of our society, and our teachers are in many ways guiding architects.  However, teachers are continually and increasingly pressurised.  The costs to themselves and the … Continue reading The growing workload of Teachers and the sacrifices they make

Breaking News … Except For Teachers

Anyone that is, or knows a teacher, will know this already!  We have many teacher friends and are always shocked at how much they work.  There is never a day off!  Ron Burgundy is here for you, breaking the news to the masses. Big respect to all teachers for the incredible job you do!!

The Deep Think – Schools Where The Student Chooses What To Learn

We are all familiar with cirriculums.  As students or teachers we have all been guided by these, and what we have know has been shaped in some way by the cirriculums that were prevalent when we were in education. But what about a school where the student chooses what they want to learn?  This is … Continue reading The Deep Think – Schools Where The Student Chooses What To Learn

7 Ways To Say You Love Someone In English

Love makes the world go round!  So it is good to know a few different ways of saying it. I love you - a direct and classic way to say you love someone. You're my better half - something people to their partner to show how close and special their partner is to them. I've … Continue reading 7 Ways To Say You Love Someone In English