Not the Messiah! There are no magic wands. | daisynorfolknotes

Not the Messiah! There are no magic wands. | daisynorfolknotes

Make sense….why do teachers think they need a Holy Grail? They don’t they need to left to teach with support from colleagues and Heads teachers.

Being Brave! a first time headteachers blog.

Felt I needed to clarify my headteacher tweet. Now going on a internet break

The new academic year is always a fascinating thing. Dreams, hopes, ambitions often fill the air with their heady perfume. However the dreams and ambitions of the last few years seem to be more akin to survival than forging new paths. It is hard. It’s hard for Teachers, SLT’s and heads. I genuinely don’t have all the…

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Not the Messiah! There are no magic wands. | daisynorfolknotes

Not the Messiah! There are no magic wands. | daisynorfolknotes

Make sense….why do teachers think they need a Holy Grail? They don’t they need to left to teach with support from colleagues and Heads teachers.

Being Brave! a first time headteachers blog.

Felt I needed to clarify my headteacher tweet. Now going on a internet break

The new academic year is always a fascinating thing. Dreams, hopes, ambitions often fill the air with their heady perfume. However the dreams and ambitions of the last few years seem to be more akin to survival than forging new paths. It is hard. It’s hard for Teachers, SLT’s and heads. I genuinely don’t have all the…

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The moral concerns of researchED | daisynorfolknotes

The moral concerns of researchED | daisynorfolknotes

These questions are all very pertinent….I wonder if you will get an answer? And a list of the investors….

Hypothetical Thinking

Recently, Twitter debate has raged about the values of researchED, and what it has to offer teachers. I have been critical of researchED since I attended the first event here in Australia, and have had a number of concerns and questions, which I will detail in this post. I have concerns regarding:

The diversity of the speakers, both in terms of the representativeness of speakers on the programs with the general population, and in terms of the fields of…

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The moral concerns of researchED | daisynorfolknotes

The moral concerns of researchED | daisynorfolknotes

These questions are all very pertinent….I wonder if you will get an answer? And a list of the investors….

Hypothetical Thinking

Recently, Twitter debate has raged about the values of researchED, and what it has to offer teachers. I have been critical of researchED since I attended the first event here in Australia, and have had a number of concerns and questions, which I will detail in this post. I have concerns regarding:

The diversity of the speakers, both in terms of the representativeness of speakers on the programs with the general population, and in terms of the fields of…

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This much I know about…writing, language and catching a sea trout | johntomsett

This much I know about…writing, language and catching a sea trout | johntomsett

I have been a teacher for 29 years, a Headteacher for 14 years and, at the age of 53, this much I know about writing, language and catching a sea trout.

Any representation of an experience is never going to rival the immediacy and the sensations of the real-life event itself. Faithfully recreating the intensity of an experience in words is, arguably, an impossible challenge. So many times words fail us. How often do you hear people say, There are no words to describe what happened?

Despite the impossibility of the challenge, this summer I set myself the task of writing a description of…

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Wish you were here – @theprimaryhead in Cuba | daisynorfolknotes

Wish you were here – @theprimaryhead in Cuba | daisynorfolknotes

Super…witty…yet oh so on the button.

the primary head’s blog

Whilst holidaying in Cuba I stumbled across a primary school. Obviously, I went in (thinking that if I took enough pictures I could get the trip paid for by my employer claiming that the whole holiday was in fact ‘professional development’) where I was met by the school’s Headteacher. The children were on holiday but I was welcome to look around if I had any money to donate as the school didn’t have enough money for pencils. ‘Welcome to my world’ I laughed in slow English as I patted her on the back and got her to pose for…

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