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If we push children into formal literacy too early, we risk extinguishing the wonder and excitement of books.
Most parents do not envy the job of a teacher. Having to control not just one child but a whole room of them? We'll give that a miss, thanks. But it seems some parents aren't shy about complaining, af...
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Most of our time is spent justifying why we get so much time off.
We need to give kids the opportunity to explore, analyse and interpret ideas that aren't always comfortable.
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A, B, C, D, E, F, Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz...
Why do we care if our students learn maths a tiny bit faster than other countries?
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Stop laminating, start teaching.
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These kids just want help.
Getting great holidays is not the best thing about teaching.
Camps, night school, parent interviews, formals, discos, graduations, Saturday sports. The list goes on.
Be less worried about what other people think of you.
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In many cases, school has become an interruption to learning rather than a cause of it.
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If you've ever thought looking after a toddler on a bad day is hard, try 11 of them.
The reality is that more money is needed to employ more people.
Why can't people get the message?
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If you've ever typed an insult, you're to blame.
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I am a teacher because I have experienced first hand the role education can have in lifting young people out of a cycle of disadvantage. I am a teacher because my own teachers showed me the enormous impact that these professionals can have on the course of someone's life. I am a teacher because I can see myself in my students.
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The funny thing is that you start to see your posessions in a different way -- like a resource to be shared rather than something to be owned. This is a pretty liberating mindset as items around you suddenly become revenue sources rather than depreciating assets.
My career has seen the greatest revolution in teaching since the industrial revolution concept of schooling was developed, and it all has to do with technology.