Category: Anecdotes

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Give them Hope

My last assembly presentation featuring one of my heroes and an exhortation to my students to be their wonderful selves.

Build a New English Department: Step One – The People

He aha te mea nui? He tangata. He tangata. He tangata. (What is the most important thing?  It is people, it is people, it is people.) I start a new year in a new role,

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An Explanation: Romeo and Juliet – Fate and Interpretation

This month’s #blogsync calls for “an example of a great classroom explanation”. I must admit that I have thought twice about the following contribution as there’s a sense that it really does put me in the

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“Except when they don’t, because sometimes they won’t”

Sometimes things just don’t go the way you’d hoped in a new school. Here is some advice for students and their parents about how to turn a bad situation around. It will not escape your