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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #Week 51 – Vanishing Impossibility

Man is so made that when anything fires his soul, impossibilities vanish. During my working career, I was confronted as many teachers were, with finding ways to engage our students. During a ten-year period in a very working-class part of … Continue reading

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Sunday Writing Prompt “Reform”

In my experience in education most reform comes under the guise of educational outcomes, but in reality, from a political point of view, it’s more to do with economics than education. Its old adage of getting people to do more … Continue reading

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May 18: Flash Fiction Challenge – Wisdom

May 18, 2017 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a wise story. It can be about wisdom, expressing wisdom or advice for turning 50! It can be a wise-cracking story, too. Go where wisdom leads you.   … Continue reading

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SoCS June 18/16 – “Class”

The class in question had the reputation of being the worst class in the school. They were rowdy, rude, repugnant, never interested in any lesson and every teacher cringed at the thought of taking the class last lesson on a … Continue reading

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#Maydays Prompt – Lessons learnt – Senior English

Today’s theme is about learning and teaching. My students sit up when I enter I think to see what I am wearing Rather than the teaching about to take place. English in the senior years, Jane Austen, Shakespeare, The Romantics, … Continue reading

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2016 April PAD Challenge: Day 27 – Take Off – 9C

For today’s prompt, write a take off poem.   Monday morning dawns 9C is awaiting me I feel the need to take the day off. Its not hard to ring and say Sorry I’m ill Be back tomorrow. 9C are … Continue reading

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2016 April PAD Challenge: Day 18 – In the Staffroom

For today’s prompt, write an office poem. It’s the hustle bustle The urgency of every decision Piles of requests and orders Referrals from over worked staff The endless paperwork Rising stress and trauma Of deadlines and student reports. I breathe … Continue reading

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