It’s a man’s world

I’ve been working in primary schools for 8 and a bit years, and I’ve been in possession of a Y chromosome for 34 and a bit years.  The combination of the two is, I’ve discovered, considered by many to be a talking point.  Comments usually take one of three main forms: ·         Oh, how lovely …

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Learning to flamingle

If I asked you to think of flamingos, what would come to mind? Standing on one leg? Pink feathers? Flocks searching for shrimp? For Rae Snape and the organisers of the Cambridge Education Festival 2018, the flamingo is a symbol of hope in the teaching profession. Attendees were encouraged from outset to have fun and …

Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes…

Let's start a war Start a nuclear war At the gay bar, gay bar, gay bar Gay Bar - Electric Six In 1989 a fresh-faced @mrgprimary set off along the way to the RAF recruitment office in Reading.  Having done lots of research about types of aeroplanes, weapons and where in the world they had …

Behaviour

There's definitely, definitely, definitely no logic To human behaviour But yet so, yet so irresistible. Human Behaviour - Bjork A dare for you.  Go to Twitter and search for 'behaviour'.  You'll be astounded at the polarisation of views across the edu-sphere.  You see, nothing seems to divide educators at the moment as behaviour does.  But …

Toilet humour…

There's bats in the belfrey The windows are jammed The toilets ain't healthy He don't give a damn Just chuckles and smiles Laughs like a madman Sheriff Fatman - Carter USMUnless you have been living in a cave without twitter over the past couple of days then it will have been hard to escape the …

Overcome.

It's very rare that I will take time out of my schedule to write a serious blog. The usual, if annoying, tactic of frequent pop culture references to illustrate my points would (unfortunately) feel out of place in amongst this offering. I'm going to attempt to write about my career, rather introspective I know, but …

RT(F)Q x 2

Look, if you had one shot, one opportunity To seize everything you ever wanted One moment Would you capture it or just let it slip? Lose Yourself - Eminem So tomorrow it is KS2 SATs time.  The day we've all been waiting for.  A celebration of the greatness of Y6 teachers up and down this …

Uninvited attention…

It's not right, but it's okay I'm gonna make it anyway Whitney Houston - It's Not Right Another day, another Twitter issue. It seems that there is a portion of the edu-world, predominantly male, who think that it is ok to send inappropriate messages and photos to other members of the community. Well it isn't. …