English teacher from England. Currently teaching in South East Asia.

 

Oops. We got a new puppy. Her name is Crash and she was a stray. 

#education tumblr posting will recommence when she stops being so damn cute.

Oops. We got a new puppy. Her name is Crash and she was a stray.

#education tumblr posting will recommence when she stops being so damn cute.

beardsofsochi:

Per Spett Sweden. Freestyle Skiing Moguls 
Clearly this has to be one of the most impressive beards of this year’s olympics. Not only a full bodied number, partnered with his flowing locks, this is undoubtably fully functional facial hair. We are sure his face is toasty warm under all that fuzz. 
An ideal beard for a winter’s afternoon on the piste.
thickness: 9.6
styling: 6.8
length: 8.2

A tumblr dedicated to reviewing the beards of the winter olympians!

beardsofsochi:

Per Spett Sweden. Freestyle Skiing Moguls 

Clearly this has to be one of the most impressive beards of this year’s olympics. Not only a full bodied number, partnered with his flowing locks, this is undoubtably fully functional facial hair. We are sure his face is toasty warm under all that fuzz. 

An ideal beard for a winter’s afternoon on the piste.

  • thickness: 9.6
  • styling: 6.8
  • length: 8.2

A tumblr dedicated to reviewing the beards of the winter olympians!

As yesterday’s resource seems to have been popular, here’s another resource I’ve made. This one is a reading response sheet.
You can download the pdf from the TES for free here.
I’ve used if for holiday homework and as an alternative to book reviews for class readers. 

As yesterday’s resource seems to have been popular, here’s another resource I’ve made. This one is a reading response sheet.

You can download the pdf from the TES for free here.

I’ve used if for holiday homework and as an alternative to book reviews for class readers. 

I made a poster/ revision aid about sentence types. You can download the pdf for free here. 

You need to be a TES member but it is free!

Happy Sunday.

(If you notice any errors I’ve missed- let me know!)

I made a poster/ revision aid about sentence types. You can download the pdf for free here. 

You need to be a TES member but it is free!

Happy Sunday.

(If you notice any errors I’ve missed- let me know!)

gogreen-fuckavegetarian:

fishingboatproceeds:

It’s here! It’s here! The full #tfios trailer in beautiful high definition!

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My wife just said, “Yeah, I’ll watch it with you, but it’s obvious she’s going to die.”

. I wonder if I’ll ever again know the joy of teaching a genuinely great lesson (I hate the word “outstanding” – sounds as if we’ve forgotten our homework). The kind of lesson when the kids’ faces light up and you know they’re learning something and having a whale of a time doing it. I don’t think I’ve taught a lesson like that in the last year – I certainly can’t remember one. I wonder if I’ll ever be able to change my plan mid-lesson based on one child’s brilliant question, and we all go off on a wonderful, exciting tangent of learning? It’s a bit difficult to do that when you have to keep reciting the doom-laden mantra: “exams in two weeks”.

mspaintadventuring:

idreaminwords:

Character development, anyone?

one of the several scenes that brought me to tears in the theatre

My class are doing a reading assessment on the representation of beauty in Chapter 5 of the first book but they just can’t yet get over the fact that she had hairy legs and they think that’s gross.

*facepalm*

(Source: swanhook)

Numerous studies have shown that, above all other factors, it’s the teacher in the classroom who inspires, cultivates and enthuses learning. How can you do that when you’re surviving on four hours of sleep a night and on the verge of despair? You matter. A great deal.

Research by David Dinges at the University of Pennsylvania has found that adults need eight hours of sleep a night – we do not adapt. We just perform at a far lower level than if fully rested. And his research shows that if you have six hours of sleep a night for just two weeks in a row, you become the equivalent of being cognitively drunk. Do you think it’s a good idea going to school drunk?!

Teaching is therefore not the profession for a perfectionist. There is always something more you can do. Don’t get me wrong – I am not undermining thorough, dedicated, inventive and innovative planning. I’m not in favour of teachers who cut corners. But I also hate seeing people who come into the profession and start destroying their health and their personal life. It’s all about balance.