‘Oi, sir!’ was the bellow from a London street. When I hear this call I usually prepare for one of two things: some sarky pupil comment about the colour composition of my outfit or a parent wishing to have a lengthy chat about their child. So, I was not expecting to turn around and… Continue reading Never Underestimate the Value of a Good Teacher
Do you sometimes feel like teaching is a thankless task? Ever get the sense that nobody cares a hoot about the countless hours you put in? I am sure most teachers have felt this way before at some point-I know I have and not just on one occasion! Recently I received an email from… Continue reading In the end it’s all worth it!
KEYS on the Strand – By Sade Douglas The day of the much awaited “On the loose with literature” trip finally arrived last week after months of preparation by our English tutor, Rae and the rest of the team. It was a great opportunity to introduce the Sydenham bunch to the Deptford crew and to… Continue reading KEYS on the Strand – By Sade Douglas
Have you often found yourself repeating the same comments when marking a student’s work? Do you sometimes feel like your students ignore the detailed written feedback you leave in their books? I am sure most teachers can testify to that. When marking I often found myself writing the same comments over and over again… Continue reading Shifting responsibility-marking and student feedback
Being a teacher, you have the advantage of a long summer break which is often the envy of all non-teachers. This can be a time for catching up with family and friends, getting round to all those things you put off during the manic school year or simply just taking time to recharge your batteries… Continue reading Reflection