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Are your Middle Management working hard enough?

Are your Middle Management working hard enough?

James March 20, 2017 0

In teaching you can never work hard enough, there are never enough hours in the day. No matter how many non-contact periods you have there are never enough, right? But is that strictly true?

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Meetings and how to make them the best thing about your day

Meetings and how to make them the best thing about your day

James September 27, 2016 0

Meetings are the bane of many people’s lives, as they are not used in the best, or correct way. Too many meetings end up being hijacked by a single issue group, descending into a group

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Getting an interview

Getting an interview

James September 8, 2015 0

A potential worry about leaving teaching is getting a job outside the closed world of education. So much of what we do as teachers is implied, or only has currency with other teachers. Try using

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Not going back – Ten tips how to survive not going back to school

Not going back – Ten tips how to survive not going back to school

James August 25, 2015 0

Every high street shop is full of Back to School offers and I have spent the last two weeks buying uniforms and stationary for my daughter who is starting her new Secondary school in

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How I learned to stop worrying about numbers and learned to love the people.

How I learned to stop worrying about numbers and learned to love the people.

James December 27, 2014 0

I do have a slight problem in that I can’t finish something in the middle. In case this makes me sound like a goal-oriented super over-achiever, what I mean is that I can’t finish a

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Guardian Expert Panel!

Guardian Expert Panel!

James February 12, 2014 0

I am so excited to be part of a Guardian newspaper panel tomorrow, cannot wait to meet new people and hear views and opinions from around the country. There is so much talent in

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How should I divide my time on Social Media?

How should I divide my time on Social Media?

James January 20, 2014 0

Big question is how much time should I spend on updating the various platforms on Social Media sites. www.pardot.com have produced a great infographic that helps start the conversation

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Music to mark to

Music to mark to

James January 13, 2014 0

So a recent article in the Guardian about what music they mark to got me thinking. I like to mark in total and utter silence.In fact if there is any music on I can’t

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Sunday night

Sunday night

James January 12, 2014 0

Well we all know that Sunday is a day of rest right? That is unless you are a teacher. If you are it means; planning, marking, making sandwiches and the horror that is ironing.

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First post

First post

James January 11, 2014 0

So this is truly my first post! And if course the astute among you will realise that I have only called this The First Post so, at some point, I can call one, The

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