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End of Year Splog

Miss Smith / July 18, 2016 at 9:09 PM 541 views

My dad has two hobbies: watching reruns of Two and a Half Men, and scouring his Italian village website looking for obituaries of his contemporaries. I can safely say I will never watch an entire episode of Charlie Sheen taunting…

Memorable Moments

Miss Smith / August 8, 2015 at 7:45 PM 748 views

It is the middle of the holidays and well and truly silly season on my timeline, so in the spirit of summer nonsense, I thought I would write a post about a few of my most memorable -for all the…

The Universal Teaching Maxim

Miss Smith / June 28, 2015 at 7:39 PM 638 views

There is no best way to teach, and no best school, and yet so much on Twitter and in education policy is predicated upon the assumption that these things do exist.There are educationalists who get around the fact that there…

The Universal Teaching Maxim

Miss Smith / June 28, 2015 at 7:39 PM 680 views

There is no best way to teach, and no best school, and yet so much on Twitter and in education policy is predicated upon the assumption that these things do exist.There are educationalists who get around the fact that there…

Book List

Miss Smith / June 24, 2015 at 9:02 PM 624 views

There is a list of children's books being compiled by the TES at the moment.Ones 'children should read before they leave primary school'.https://tes_global.formstack.com/forms/tes_primary_booksWhen you click on the webpage, there isn't even free choice, you have to choose from a drop-down…

Book List

Miss Smith / June 24, 2015 at 9:02 PM 571 views

There is a list of children's books being compiled by the TES at the moment.Ones 'children should read before they leave primary school'.https://tes_global.formstack.com/forms/tes_primary_booksWhen you click on the webpage, there isn't even free choice, you have to choose from a drop-down…

Book List

Miss Smith / June 24, 2015 at 9:02 PM 624 views

There is a list of children's books being compiled by the TES at the moment.Ones 'children should read before they leave primary school'.https://tes_global.formstack.com/forms/tes_primary_booksWhen you click on the webpage, there isn't even free choice, you have to choose from a drop-down…

Festival of Education 2015

Miss Smith / June 20, 2015 at 1:37 AM 659 views

Thursday 9:30amThe Sunday Times Festival of Eduction held at Wellington College is the biggest, poshest event of the education calendar. It is great if you are seriously interested in eduction; if you aren't then the double queue for the burger…

Northern Rocks: The Thrill Has Not Gone

Miss Smith / June 14, 2015 at 3:50 PM 670 views

Yesterday I attended Northern Rocks: The Sequel. I am privileged to call the two inspiring women who put this event together my friends. I was there as a 'helper' - not sure I earned that name badge- although I did…

Phantom Chaser

Miss Smith / June 10, 2015 at 6:34 PM 817 views

I feel like I have been permanently riding a particularly unfunny, budget ghost train over the past few years. Strapped in, bumping through the dark, nothing really coming as a surprise; around every rickety corner yet another a screeching educational…

Phantom Chaser

Miss Smith / June 10, 2015 at 6:34 PM 695 views

I feel like I have been permanently riding a particularly unfunny, budget ghost train over the past few years. Strapped in, bumping through the dark, nothing really coming as a surprise; around every rickety corner yet another a screeching educational…

The Real Deal

Miss Smith / June 6, 2015 at 3:52 PM 615 views

I have just watched a video of  Linda Cliatt-Wayman;  a woman I had never heard of until today, and yet one I feel everyone in education should know about. It was @C_Hendrick who originally tweeted a link to her powerful…

The Real Deal

Miss Smith / June 6, 2015 at 3:52 PM 634 views

I have just watched a video of  Linda Cliatt-Wayman;  a woman I had never heard of until today, and yet one I feel everyone in education should know about. It was @C_Hendrick who originally tweeted a link to her powerful…

Teach Like Me

Miss Smith / June 2, 2015 at 9:14 PM 550 views

Hey. Look at me!EVERYONE!!!Put down that glitter and stop putting up displays for crying out loud- you are wasting your time.And you!  YOU over there, teaching, yes you! Look at me.I've been teaching for ages. Well.... not exactly ages, but long enough…

Teach Like Me

Miss Smith / June 2, 2015 at 9:14 PM 520 views

Hey. Look at me!EVERYONE!!!Put down that glitter and stop putting up displays for crying out loud- you are wasting your time.And you!  YOU over there, teaching, yes you! Look at me.I've been teaching for ages. Well.... not exactly ages, but long enough…

From the archive: Why I became a teacher

Miss Smith / May 29, 2015 at 8:40 PM 2,460 views

When I was ten I went to school in Highgate. My head teacher used to come to school on roller skates. She had pink and blue plaits in her hair. She was a bit annoying. She gave assemblies about herself…

My Blog Not About Ofsted

Miss Smith / May 24, 2015 at 9:14 PM 572 views

I am probably the last person to blog about the meeting with Ofsted I attended last week. The reason I have been slack is that I am frankly depressed.All the other attendees have written in detail of the events of…

Hey Mickey!

Miss Smith / May 13, 2015 at 6:58 PM 514 views

I read David Didau's post about his visit to Michaela Free School yesterday- I think most of us did. If you haven't, here it is:http://www.learningspy.co.uk/featured/michaela-school-route-one-schooling/Many of the ideas in the blog did not come as a surprise to me; I…

Experienced Teacher: Hurry While Stocks Last.

Miss Smith / May 4, 2015 at 1:52 PM 367 views

Teachers are living in odd times. Many of us are finding ourselves stripped of our professionalism in an ever growing quagmire of scrutiny and micromanagement, yet within the media (and on social media) there is a brave new narrative of…

Experienced Teacher: Hurry While Stocks Last.

Miss Smith / May 4, 2015 at 1:52 PM 353 views

Teachers are living in odd times. Many of us are finding ourselves stripped of our professionalism in an ever growing quagmire of scrutiny and micromanagement, yet within the media (and on social media) there is a brave new narrative of…