The Changing Job Market

When my parents got into the workforce, there was no doubt in their minds that the careers they started in would be the same ones they retired from. If you were an accountant, you would always be one; if you were a nurse, you would always be one; if you were a tradesman, you would … Continue reading The Changing Job Market

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Cultural Perceptions of Education and Teachers

I have a lot of friends who are American and, so recently, a lot of American news surrounding the new administration finds its way into my Facebook feed. One that is of particular interest to me is the successful nomination of Betsy Devos as the Secretary of Education. From the outside looking in, it’s very … Continue reading Cultural Perceptions of Education and Teachers

Why Consequences Need to Change

In my last post, I spoke of how behaviour management policies, and how theories of behaviour management, don’t always work well in practice for all students. However, it isn’t just the behavioural management theories and practices that fail students, it is also the consequences that we employ to punish students. One of the things that … Continue reading Why Consequences Need to Change

Surveillance in Classrooms: a Chance to Reflect on Teaching Practice

Recently, I saw on the news a segment about how some schools in the UK are trialling body cams on teachers in an effort to combat bad behaviour. Being that we are talking about classrooms full of minors, there are obvious considerations that need to be taken, with the article commenting that teachers would have … Continue reading Surveillance in Classrooms: a Chance to Reflect on Teaching Practice

An Introduction, of Sorts

I am a teacher. That makes me many things (often, it makes me that person who is never invited to parties because I tend to draw people into one sided discussions about how much education has to offer and how successive governments have not invested enough in education and, therefore, the future, squandering our nation’s … Continue reading An Introduction, of Sorts