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Idiots I have known

I was commenting on ManOfError’s blog recently about how thankful I am that we’re all different.  It stops life from getting too boring, and in 50-odd years I have seen a lot of differences. Idiots keep us amused.  You can … Continue reading

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Ethnic Education

Teachers in New Zealand are in the middle of an industrial dispute over pay and conditions. The usual back and forth, issuing vague threats through the media, nothing very new, I believe it’ll get sorted out reasonably quickly. But yesterday … Continue reading

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Am I a good Teacher?

I tend to be a bit arrogant. No, no, don’t be hesitant, tell me. I know it. I do not suffer fools gladly. I am happy to help anyone overcome a problem, but if I give someone an answer, I … Continue reading

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Teacher Training

I’ve been a teacher for over 13 years, so my recollections of my own experiences in teacher training college in Scotland are a bit hazy and vague. I remember; working in groups with a tutor, breaking down the curriculum into … Continue reading

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New Zealand

Seven years ago, my wife and I decided to leave the UK and to head out for pastures new. This was not a spontaneous decision, as we were leaving my aged father and my newly engaged daughter in Scotland, as … Continue reading

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Sleep

“Sleep that knits up the ravelled sleeve of care The death of each day’s life, sore labour’s bath Balm of hurt minds, great nature’s second course, Chief nourisher in life’s feast.” — William Shakespeare With all of the soccer World … Continue reading

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Smile

The wise words of J-P’s recent post has made me think about smiling.  I’m not talking about a full anthropological analysis of the facial grimace we call a smile, although it is rewarding to view the range of expressions that we … Continue reading

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