It isn’t what I see It’s what I don’t No stroppy teenagers No pile of books to mark A teacher’s summer
What we can do to change the balance in this throwaway society? If you have ever decluttered your house and stared at all the bin bags of rubbish, you will understand my point. Our culture today is to consume, consume, consume. Whether it’s clothes, shoes or items for the house we all buy a multitude of product. Most of us upgrade our phone yearly when there is nothing wrong with the old one. The advertising and new improvements keep us coming back for more. Is this due to the constant advertisements and today’s culture or is it something more? Products from the last decade do not last, as well as they did in earlier years.
Yesterday I decided to take my daughter to the local park. She is 18 months old and her love in life is the swing. Hours we could spend swinging her. As we approached the field, from a distance, we could see three teenage boys at the children’s swing. They had done the normal and tied the swing up by turning it over and over the bar. My partner asked what we were going to do. My reply I’m going to ask them to pull the swing down for me or turn it back around myself.
Today I had a eureka moment in my day job. For those that don’t know me, I am Deputy Head of a small independent school. We specialise in young people who can’t access mainstream school. They have a mix of learning needs and behaviour that challenges. Yes, it’s challenging and yes I love it. These … Continue reading I Might Actually Be Good At This
So anyone who has read my post on redundancy will know that I am searching for a full-time work now. Whilst I find a position I can settle in, I have signed onto a teaching agency. Before working on an agency I always saw it as an easy life. Since working on the agency I have … Continue reading Supply Teaching — The Good, The Bad
In my previous blog, I provided 8 suggestions on how teachers can manage and improve challenging behaviour in the classroom. One other way to improve behaviour and manage issues at school is to reward positive behaviour, rather than focusing on the negative actions of some students. Cognitive behaviour therapy states that you ignore all bad … Continue reading Token Economies to Reward Positive Behaviour
Ever struggled with your children’s math homework? Need to help your children learn math concepts with ease? Every week I am met by parents who suffer with Math especially multiplication. This is the easy guide to long multiplication.