Those were the days. This is a series of collection of stories that come from a data base that I have built up over the years as I have remembered something or got the odd flash back.
I do not have a romantic view of the past, but will say that I feel sure that things have maybe not changed for the better in teaching. The element of fear of those on the chalk face mixed liberally with day to day management that is often inept forms a cocktail that nobody wants to go near.
So after 20 years in the job it is time to try and put a smile on peoples faces with a few a few stories.
Here is a subject mattter list of the posts so far:
Cover lessons and the T-Club
Teaching Practice in West Yorkshire
Work experience visits
Teaching then and now
Internet Image searches
The Science Skeleton
Bernie Cronin a PE Legend
More on Bernie
Clive Jarvis an inspirational English teacher
Students and a citizen’s arrest
The gun-slinging Deputy Head
Chalk and Reports
Sports and Social
The Shutting of Slough Icerink
Behaviour Management 2
Old School Science demo from a Legend
Staff Band & Scouting for Girls
The World’s Best Filing Method
The Hod Carrier in flip flops