Tomorrow's World

Tuesday, 8 January 2019

The decorations are down and the turkey’s finally finished. The bottle of single malt is deeply depleted and the cards are stored away so we know who...

All That We Do

Friday, 23 November 2018

A few weeks ago I was in Glasgow, walking from Central station to Kelvingrove to take part in the EIS march in support of its pay claim. There is a real...

Getting It Right For Every Teacher

Monday, 22 October 2018

I’m in the middle of my October holiday. Yes, one of those seemingly innumerable holidays that teachers seem to have. Why do we need all these holidays,...

Urgently Required

Sunday, 9 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

Wednesday, 27 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

Wednesday, 23 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...