Category Archives: My Journey

All posts relating to my journey of becoming a primary school teacher.

‘Civilisation is a race between education and catastrophe’ – H G Wells

No truer a statement has ever been written than the one that forms the title of today’s post, which will focus on an experience I had at a baked potato stand I was at in Bristol. My wife (then girlfriend) … Continue reading

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I hate sport!

Not me. I love sport. Not all sports, but most. I really enjoy rugby and other contact sports. I also like strength sports and the field games at athletics events. Skating, surfing, snowboarding and other extreme sports are also great … Continue reading

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‘I’m thinking of becoming a primary school teacher.’

– Rhod Gilbert I’ve been listening to Rhod’s interview for The Comedian’s Comedian Podcast on the way home from today’s gig, it was recorded back in August 2012 and the comedy superstar announced that he’d quite like to go into … Continue reading

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Science + Art = The Future

Traditional education systems all over our tiny planet focus on the sciences, alongside languages, technology and mathematics, as the priority subjects taught to children. The arts, humanities and physical education are sidelined and deemed less important. As those who have … Continue reading

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The Role of Education Today.

Inspired by his TED Talks I decided to buy the new edition of Out of Our Minds by Sir Ken Robinson and have spent the odd spare hour here and there over the past couple of days browsing through its … Continue reading

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A quote from a teacher that really made me think:

“We (teachers) need to get our job right for our own sake if nothing else, because we’re the ones who’ll be retiring in to a World run by those who currently sit in our classrooms.” Related articles The Power of … Continue reading

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The ‘F’ Word!

No, not that¬†word. The ‘F’ word I’m talking about is the word fail. I hate it. Well that’s not completely true, I don’t hate the word fail. It can be quite a useful word. What I hate is its current … Continue reading

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