Happy New Year 2017 (Goodbye 2016, the year that wasn’t)

I have actually managed to pretend 2016 didn't happen at all on this blog.  I had a vague urge to write something just before Christmas when I could see the full twelve months of silence rising up to meet me.  And then didn't.  The last post I started was on January 15th 2016 where I … Continue reading Happy New Year 2017 (Goodbye 2016, the year that wasn’t)

Coming to Terms with Teaching

I have been on blogging hiatus.  I started something I couldn’t finish.  I couldn’t think round the thorns in these experiences which are matted into my educational history of being brought up by teachers in East London in the 1980s and training in the same area as a Sixth Form English teacher at the start … Continue reading Coming to Terms with Teaching

Srsly, guys, laughing at Angela Merkel for dropping the E-bomb was one thing but…

Good Morning; you’re listening to The Today!! Programme. On the programme this morning we have what is happening now – no, this isn’t rolling news; this isn’t people talking about what happened yesterday – it’s TODAY!! in a programme. Over the next three hours, although honestly if you’re listening for more than one you should … Continue reading Srsly, guys, laughing at Angela Merkel for dropping the E-bomb was one thing but…