“These word are real, the students are real and the situation is real” A guest article by Glyn Lyndon a child behaviour specialist from Progressive Steps. Thoughts of a bully “Look at him, sat there thinking he’s clever!” These were my thoughts about the boy who sat in front of me. “Watch this” I whispered.
In some schools there seems to be some rules teachers feel they need to follow. No one knows where these rules came from. The dusty typewritten rule sheet lies on an unreachable shelf in the geography cupboard with the old over head transparencies. So here are some rules that you have my permission to break.
This well I asked Twitter, through the special education slow chat (#SpEdSC) to share their favourite resources to use in their classrooms. Some high tech ideas and a good helping of classic resources. Communication was a big topic as was engagement and interaction. People used a range of resources and in a host
There are some excellent lessons us educators can take from George RR Martin’s epic tale of the fight for the throne of Westeros. Friendship, struggle against adversary, loyalty to name just a few. Here are a selection of quotes that you may find apply to you or your students. “Once you’ve accepted your flaws, no
Inclusion is an issue has an impact on every school and every classroom. It is an area close to many people’s hearts and can draw out quite strong emotions. I chose questions that hopefully educators could relate to whether they worked in mainstream or special school settings. I merged the first question with a
Soon after discovering twitter I stumbled upon the #teacher5aday initiative. This is basically an attempt to encourage educators to reflect on how they can focus on their own well-being. Workload and stress are widely reported in the TES and other media. The great thing about #teacher5aday is that it doesn’t dwell on these but attempts