Monthly Archives: June 2018

Day 174 (of 186) competition = one (and its not an honour just to be in the finals)

Day 174 (of 186) competition = one (and its not an honour just to be in the finals)     I like competitions. With the caveat that its the participants choice. When it’s an “everybody takes part” or “parental decision” … Continue reading

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Day 173 (of 186) it’s not the students who are squirrelly at the end of the year (even if we think it’s them)

Day 173 (of 186) it’s not the students who are squirrelly at the end of the year (even if we think it’s them) Had a discussion with a young teacher who was agreeing with somebody about how the kids were … Continue reading

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Day 172 (of 186) when a threat is made at your kids school….

Day 172 (of 186) when a threat is made at your kids school…. I read the texts of the student who made a threat to the learning community he and my daughter (and hundreds more) attend. I saw a couple … Continue reading

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Day 171 (of 186) World Cup!

Day 171 (of 186) World Cup! I love the World Cup. I first discovered it in high school. A month long tournament that countries spend about three years trying to get into. A great example of external evaluations – and … Continue reading

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Day 170 (of 186) don’t cancel recess

Day 170 (of 186) don’t cancel recess It’s an easy trap to fall into. If learners aren’t being successful in a particular subject area, it can be easy to want to remove a preferred activity. The usual is math. And … Continue reading

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Day 169 (of 186) Dear ttoc

Day 169 (of 186) Dear ttoc Dear Teacher Teaching On Call in my class: Unless I say urgent (probably because it involves someone else) it’s probably not urgent. It will be a weird day because so much of what we … Continue reading

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Day 168 (of 186) gotta make time to read for fun

Day 168 (of 186) gotta make time to read for fun I asked my daughters if either of them had read a book that @pernilleripp recommended. When Pernille types, I listen! But I was a bit sad when I heard … Continue reading

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