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Big gap to bridge

I had the pleasure of doing relief for a senior Maori class recently. Quite a small class but lots of good humour. They were studying poi and music and completing “homework”. YouTube was an excellent resource and they were able … Continue reading

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Gambling in the classroom

At Teachers Training College it is emphasised that you must be fair to all students and be seen to be fair. Students when asked tell you the same thing ” Be fair, don’t have favourites”. I have found that a … Continue reading

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your safety is our concern but your responsibility

The above is spelt out in Fiji… the word “safety” could well be substituted with education

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Middle aged, cannot remember names?

then this is the book for you. In short, while your brain is getting older, it is mostly getting better. I recommend it for all, but especially teachers that have the additional challenge of remembering 100’s of names very quickly. … Continue reading

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A year of being sick – literally

This is a record year of being sick – although I only missed one day of teaching. I have been told first year teachers suffer the most – they don’t tell you that at Teachers Training College! Apparently you build … Continue reading

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The Front Line

You know you are on the front line when you get an email that includes…… In all discussion with students the message is that suicide is not an option. No issue at my school but ongoing vigilance is required. Likewise … Continue reading

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Don’t you hate it when …

Uninformed clowns write letters to the Editor (Dom Post 25 August) criticizing teachers and teacher-only days finishing with “when teachers could achieve the same result if they stayed behind a few hours after the 3:30pm finish“. Having started marking work at 4:00 am (yes am) that … Continue reading

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