Urgently Required

Monday, 10 September 2018

Seven hundred. That’s the number of teaching vacancies in Scottish schools at the start of this academic year. That’s the number of classes, times six...

Starting Out

Friday, 10 August 2018

This time next week I'll be back at work so this seems a good time to write a teaching blog. In my last posting I considered what I would tell myself...

Coming To The End

Friday, 29 June 2018

So here I am; that teacher that I met thirty and more years ago when I was a fresh-faced probationer new to the profession; the old lag who had served...

Planning Ahead

Thursday, 28 June 2018

My Principal Teacher is in the middle of writing the Departmental Development Plan. No. Sorry. That’s wrong. This year it’s the Team Development Plan....

Targets And Dreams

Thursday, 24 May 2018

I was talking recently with some colleagues about writing school reports. At one point it was suggested that if there were, for a particular student,...

Hold The Phone

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Fidget spinners. Fidget spinners and flipping bottles and dabbing. These have been this year’s contributions to the seemingly endless stream of things...