Category Archives: The stuff of daily life

Reading for teachers

It is the last schoolday of the half-term holiday. Of course, school doesn’t begin again until Monday, but Saturday and Sunday are weekend days, they are not like holiday days. Half-term has been a time for sleeping and trying to … Continue reading

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Drugs

The weather is deceptive; temperatures reaching the mid-teens disguise the fact that it is still February. Dampness in cold air can catch me unawares and leave me wheezing. A compartment behind the handbrake of my car is used for storing … Continue reading

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Daylight delight

“Look at that – it’s 5.30 and it’s still daylight,” exclaimed a colleague as we left a meeting at school. We smiled at being delighted at the days growing longer – didn’t the days always grow longer?  Wouldn’t the world … Continue reading

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Eating badly

The hamburger seemed to come complete in a cellophane wrapper. All that was required was to take it out and heat it in a microwave oven. There was even a slice of cheese, that appeared more plastic than cheese-like. “Healthy … Continue reading

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Natural justice

Year 7 students have a well-developed sense of fairness; and an even sharper sense of something being unfair. So it was with the history test this morning, as we tallied up the scores. Each question had a specific number of … Continue reading

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