Author Archives: suecowley

The Pause, The Look, and The Deadly Eyebrow

One of the odd things about being a teacher is that your teaching behaviours can begin to bleed over into your home life. You act a lot at work so you find yourself doing it when you’re not being paid … Continue reading

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You Have a Choice

You have a choice. Well, we don’t really. That’s what you choose to call it, but in the end there’s only one school that we can get our children to, realistically. You have a choice. There’s public transport. That doesn’t … Continue reading

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Join the Dots

.       .       . .       .       . .       .       . Join all the dots using only 4 straight lines and without taking your … Continue reading

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Won’t Get Fooled Again

This morning I was ambling through my Twitter timeline in my usual half awake Monday state, when I stumbled across the following tweet: More thoughts on this picture and my tweet about it.https://t.co/OxdiYhIsbh pic.twitter.com/d7nZbWlZLj — Doug Lemov (@Doug_Lemov) March 5, … Continue reading

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Just Imagine

Dressing up for World Book Day in schools seems to split opinion right down the middle. Some people love it, and go all out to take part and to think up a costume. Other people hate it. They don’t like … Continue reading

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What Works for What?

“If you’re not using evidence, you must be using prejudice …” Kevan Collins, EEF In our brave new world of research based this and evidence informed that, I am very much swimming against the tide, because I don’t think we … Continue reading

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Special

Jaz had always found learning easy. She had a sneaking suspicion that she was special. Her parents had always told her so. They told her brother the same thing too, but he was special in a different way. He was … Continue reading

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