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2016 Bring It On

As usual during the summer holidays I get sick of gardening and housework and can’t wait to get back to school. Fortunately, I have 90 Mathematics teaching blogs in my RSS reader. These give me plenty of inspiration, as well as … Continue reading

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What Makes a Great Teacher ?

  This is a widely discussed topic on weblogs. Because teaching is so complex (and therein lies part of its beauty), it is difficult to define. Some aspects are clear though. You can certainly learn “techniques” to improve your teaching. … Continue reading

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People Skills

After reading misscalcul8’s short but important post titled: “To Current and Future Administrators“, I couldn’t resist adding a few snippets from my teaching experiences. On the 1st Feb 1980, I walked into my first school. It had over 1100 students … Continue reading

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On the Shoulders of Giants

I see it is now 16 months and 92 posts since I started this blog! I hope I have made a small humble contribution to the Maths blogosphere? As my teaching career nears its end, I realize that I have … Continue reading

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Teach Like a Champion

I am very excited to have just received my own copy of  “Teach Like a Champion”, by Doug Lemov. It is the first book I have ordered online at Amazon. It arrived in 2 weeks at a very reasonable $15 … Continue reading

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Tips for New Teachers

I am looking forward with great anticipation, to the start of the new school year (only 3 sleeps to go!).  After 30 years I still get “butterflies” in my stomach. I love the kids. I love the challenges. “Teaching is … Continue reading

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What teachers do

Over my 30+ years of teaching I have taken on many different roles. I believe a successful teacher needs to be multi-skilled and continually reflect on their teaching practice. Thus he/she should always strive for improvement. This will involve collaboration with colleagues … Continue reading

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35 Years

It’s now official. I am old. A teacher for 35 years? It only seems like yesterday that I stepped into my first class. Knees trembling, mouth dry, heart pounding. And yet I’ve loved nearly every minute of it. Great kids … Continue reading

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Maths Blogs

Once I started searching I found that there are lots of great Maths blogs around. Just check my blogroll in the sidebar. However, my favourite is function of time: f(t) by Katherine Nowak. So take my advice and cruise on over … Continue reading

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