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DailyWritingChallenge Day 3: Hope

“Somehow I might reconnect children with what it means to flourish, and through them, families, communities and eco-systems.”

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Teaching, driving, and other challenges…

I think I was about 7 or 8 when I came to the realisation that I was clever, and by the time I was 10, this was the most important thing about me – being Clever was what made me stand out; it was what made me important. In the survival-of-the-fittest climate that dominated inner-city […]

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Lessons from Year 2: Love

Year 2 is mad. School is mad. From where I’m standing, at the end of an exhilarating, terrifying, growth-enforcing year, I can only say that my NQT year has been one of the hardest and most exciting of my life. Two years ago I wrote my ‘lessons from the nursery’, focussing on love, personalities, boundaries, […]

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Week 2: thoughts on transition…

So this weekend I spent every moment I was alone crying in fear and repeatedly refusing to go to bed because I didn’t want Monday to come. Here’s the question: Why? Some thoughts… “My servant Moses is dead.  Now proceed to cross the Jordan, you and all this people, into the land that I am giving […]

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Thoughts on becoming a primary school teacher…

When imagining myself as a primary teacher (as I am training to become), my main aim is to create in the classroom an environment where children and adults are treated as fellow people.  This might sound obvious, but in fact I anticipate this being my main challenge. In most classrooms, children treated by the adults […]

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student/ pupil

A poem both about how I feel being observed on my PGCE teacher training course, but also giving a voice to the children I teach, as I also stand in the roll of ‘assessor’ for them. They don’t know my worth. No assessor, examiner or observer can put a grade on me – can put a price on […]