Homework Excuse Notes

With no #blogsync over the summer, I've not written anything 'classroom-y' for a while. So I thought I'd share this tip while awaiting the September blogync topic. One of the problems of my first year in teaching was getting students to do homework. More specifically, I struggled keeping tabs on students who didn't do the … Continue reading Homework Excuse Notes

#Blogsync: How would I improve the status of the teaching profession?

Teachers don't need their status raised in the eyes of the public. Telling people that you're a teacher, especially one who works in a secondary school, generally garners immediate respect. People will tell you that you're brave, and how they couldn't do it, and how important the job is, and that they take their hat … Continue reading #Blogsync: How would I improve the status of the teaching profession?

How I Survived the First Year of Teaching

“Nobody said it was easy, but no-one ever said it would be this hard” - Coldplay On my fourth day as a teacher I was assaulted by a pupil who came back after school to attack me. A few months later I suffered a rib fracture from a student who tried to punch another kid … Continue reading How I Survived the First Year of Teaching