How we can really help parents | The Quirky Teacher

One of my stock phrases is ‘the more you help someone, the less they do for themselves’. A great example of this phenomenon occurs within the classroom when the TA or the teacher always sits at the table with children with SEN, re-telling what has just been taught and what they have to do and […]

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How we can really help parents | The Quirky Teacher

One of my stock phrases is ‘the more you help someone, the less they do for themselves’. A great example of this phenomenon occurs within the classroom when the TA or the teacher always sits at the table with children with SEN, re-telling what has just been taught and what they have to do and … Continue reading “How we can really help parents”

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The Most Magical School | The Quirky Teacher

This is a blog post about a school’s USP. I’ve been thinking a lot about school culture and have come to the conclusion that through the latest developments in school network structures such as multi academy trusts, there is the potential for a certain je ne sais quois of individual schools to be lost. Most … Continue reading “The Most Magical School”

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A homage to the ‘Tai Chi’ of academic education | The Quirky Teacher

I was in a twitter conversation recently about handwriting and thought I would do a little blogette about it. Have you ever seen those video clips of elderly Chinese people doing Tai Chi and Qi Gong together in public parks? Isn’t it wonderful! I taught a Tai Chi extra-curricular club at my old school and […]

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A homage to the ‘Tai Chi’ of academic education | The Quirky Teacher

I was in a twitter conversation recently about handwriting and thought I would do a little blogette about it. Have you ever seen those video clips of elderly Chinese people doing Tai Chi and Qi Gong together in public parks? Isn’t it wonderful! I taught a Tai Chi extra-curricular club at my old school and … Continue reading “A homage to the ‘Tai Chi’ of academic education”

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Do they really need karate and horse-riding? | The Quirky Teacher

This was a question that I asked (myself) at a recent meeting. We were discussing length of day and provision of clubs for children. Now, we’re all about Hirsch and want to provide a knowledge-rich curriculum; this is important since we work with the very children and families identified in this article, but when it […]

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Do they really need karate and horse-riding? | The Quirky Teacher

This was a question that I asked at a recent meeting. We were discussing length of day and provision of clubs for children. Now, we’re all about Hirsch and want to provide a knowledge-rich curriculum; this is important since we mostly work with the very children and families identified in this article, but when it … Continue reading “Do they really need karate and horse-riding?”

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