Guest Blog Post | sarahtiggy2

Guest Blog Post | sarahtiggy2

Here’s a little thing I wrote for the Web Science Institute over at the University of Southampton….. http://ift.tt/2zjKs4H

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Madonna/Whore: May and Nora | jwpblog

Madonna/Whore: May and Nora | jwpblog

This post is really  a stimulus for my sixth formers to look more closely into this idea.

As we read A Doll’s House and The Merchant’s Tale, we need to explore a range of contexts to link the two works.

I recently posted 4 links to web pages on the Madonna/Whore complex and wanted to look a little more closely at the two female protagonists of our texts.

IN brief, Freud’s contention is this: men are driven by animal impulses to seek both a chaste, virginal wife and a sexually fulfilling ‘other’ with whom they can work out their darker sexual impulses.   Women, on the other hand, have…

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Time to rise above our station. | kennypieper

Time to rise above our station. | kennypieper

It’s 4.30 in the morning: I can’t sleep. Today is the fourth whole school development day I’ve organised – a morning of workshops led by staff, attended by staff – and, of course, I’m convinced it’ll be a disaster. I’ve woken up with a cold so that feeling of impending doom is magnified, that ‘Imposter Syndrome’ is kicking in. It’s never gone badly before but there is always a first time and I’m pretty sure today will be the day. I’m sick of feeling like this.

I’ve spent the last  two months coaxing and cajoling colleagues into leading workshops, delivering training, sharing ideas. The…

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Time to rise above our station. | kennypieper

Time to rise above our station. | kennypieper

It’s 4.30 in the morning: I can’t sleep. Today is the fourth whole school development day I’ve organised – a morning of workshops led by staff, attended by staff – and, of course, I’m convinced it’ll be a disaster. I’ve woken up with a cold so that feeling of impending doom is magnified, that ‘Imposter Syndrome’ is kicking in. It’s never gone badly before but there is always a first time and I’m pretty sure today will be the day. I’m sick of feeling like this.

I’ve spent the last  two months coaxing and cajoling colleagues into leading workshops, delivering training, sharing ideas. The…

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This much I know about…how research evidence stopped me judging individual lessons | johntomsett

This much I know about…how research evidence stopped me judging individual lessons | 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 how research evidence stopped me judging individual lessons.

Becoming a school which bases its practice on a combination of common sense wisdom and what the evidence says works has been transformative, especially when it comes to lesson observations.

Looking back over the years, the forces of external accountability drove me, at times, to do some stupid things. One of the dumbest was to observe a perfectly good teacher and then assign an OFSTED grade to the lesson. The teacher…

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