Monthly Archives: August 2013
50 Things Every Teacher Needs 1. Wet wipes. 2. A sense of humour.
‘Imtropy’: The Primeval Tinkering Instinct There is something about Lego which fascinates us all. I think it calls to some shared primeval tinkering instinct. Leave a pile of Lego near any group of people, and within the hour, someone would … Continue reading
This post is slightly acerbic. I apologise. Sometimes I use this blog to vent. It helps. All of the following use the ‘Unhelpful High School Teacher’ meme.
I teach to see the lights go on behind young people’s eyes when they discover something new about the world.
I teach to awaken them to what they can really do if they try.
I teach to show them that there isn’t always an easy solution, and that appreciating ambiguity and uncertainty is often worth more than easy answers… Continue reading