Let’s talk about boredom…..yawn, yawn, yawn…. yes let’s. Do we huffty? Yes we huffty. (The ‘Tuffty Cub’ in many of my schools, had nothing to do with Tufty the famous squirrel. Our ‘Tuffty Club’ members consisted of those children we teachers found it ‘tough tae’ disabuse of the habit of using the following particular contractions:Continue reading →
June has come and gone, July is almost over and my good intention to write a blog at least once a month has come to nothing. Another failure. I need to come up with an excuse, a damn good reason or the name of someone I can blame (isn’t that ‘the trend?)……..so that I can ‘pass the buck’……….. well that wont take me long…..as that name would be mine……for right here…… at my door……. is where the buck stops….. and I am soooooo disgusted and disappointed in myself. Fortunately, my inaction doesn’t impact negatively on the world at large (or does it??)… or even on a single individual (as far as I know) apart from myself…… yet, still, I feel bad……. now why is this?
It is with great sadness that I learn about the further demise of standards in education. What on earth is wrong? (As a retired primary school teacher, I have my own opinions, some of which I have stated in previous blogs….)Where does one start, though, to unravel the great ‘big ball of fankled wool’ that is our education system?Continue reading →