Tag Archives: Humour

Dear Teacher: Welcome to Teaching. You’re Going to Like It Here.


Dear teacher*: Now that I have scoffed at your youthful enthusiasm and use of university lingo the customary fifty-four times, it falls to me to welcome you officially into the fellowship. I know you are still running on adrenaline and … Continue reading

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Why John Keating Is a Bad Example to Teachers


From the Tongue-in-Cheek and Kicking Fictional Holy Cows Departments: Mr John Keating, the fictional super-teacher of the movie Dead Poet’s Society is an inspiration to many. I’m sure that the character played by Robin Williams served as the driving impetus … Continue reading

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Messages in Time (The Secret Thing & The Desiderata)


A Letter to Future Me Sent: October 2013 Delivery Date: November 2028 Was I right? Did the world change as much as I thought it would? Did empty entertainment give way to ubiquitous learning and quiet contemplation? Did we manage … Continue reading

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50 Things Every Teacher Needs


50 Things Every Teacher Needs 1. Wet wipes. 2. A sense of humour.

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Seriously Unhelpful High School Teacher


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.

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6 of the Best Podcasts for Teachers, Autodidacts, Critical Thinkers & Other Interesting People


This is my favourite podcast of them all. Episodes are hosted by Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich and tackle a range of fascinating topics. Slick, clever and interesting. Get them all! Continue reading

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Ho Ho No! 8 Reasons Why I Really, REALLY Don’t Like Christmas.


I find the omnipresent, in-your-face, tinselly trappings of this time of year insulting to my senses and to my mind. Here are a few big reasons why I REALLY don’t like Christmas: Continue reading

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Blog-a-gogy: 10 Things Blogging Has Taught Me About Teaching


The first thing blogging has taught me is to start with the meat. That said… Start With the Meat. I actually only learnt this after my previous post on The Mozart Effect and Learning Styles. I had a long waffle … Continue reading

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A Year With the Tribe: A Passionate Teacher Speaks About Teaching Boys


The following interview details the experiences of a South African teacher involved in an experimental programme in which boys and girls were split into separate classes in their English period. Melani van der Merwe’s experiences make for fascinating reading, and … Continue reading

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You Know You Teach at a Private School When…


(Image: Getty) More from the Tongue-in-Cheek Department: You Know You Teach at a Private School When… The senior students drive more expensive cars than the faculty. At least four times a year you have a parent telling you that he … Continue reading

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