The craft of teaching

I am tired.  After thirty years of working in schools, I am weary of the ways in which our work gets battered around.  I am saddened that teaching, the craft of guiding young people in their growth to adulthood is dismissed as trivia.  And it comes from all sorts of places, including from within ourContinue reading “The craft of teaching”

What teachers tell parents

It’s parent/teacher conference time here, and in order to minimise the risk posed by the COVID-19 phenomenon, our school chose to hold these conferences digitally. I’m not sure of the overall efficacy of this process, after all it was cumbersome to share student work with parents, but, from my perspective, I found the conversation toContinue reading “What teachers tell parents”

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