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The Ten Commandments - Advice for new teachers

As we approach the end of another academic year some budding teachers will be sat in anticipation, eagerly awaiting their new careers and looking to make a difference in the world and play a pivotal role in the development of our youth, or join one of the training programs that will put them in good stead for a career in the classroom. 1,897 more words


How secure is secure?

One of the (many) challenges of the new world of assessment is knowing just how much of the curriculum a child needs to secure to be on track to achieve the vital scaled score of 100 in the new tests. 662 more words


American Born Chinese

American Born Chinese

By Gene Luen Yang, illustrated by Lark Pien

This graphic novel is a modern fable the intertwines two tales. The first is a Chinese fable about the Monkey King, The second follows the life of a Chinese boy who moves to a new town and discovers he is the only Chinese boy in his class. 126 more words


Introducing Lottie Lipton!

Hello! I’m writing this from the reading room in the British Museum in 1928. I understand that my adventures and tales of daring and bravery have been made into books by Mr Dan Metcalf. 420 more words


Congrats, America! Donald Trump Is Now A 2016 Presidential Front-runner

. What I find fascinating about Donald Trump’s short-term experience as a presidential candidate is that his brand has taken quite the beating; it was all self-induced, the things that he said about Mexicans were hateful, untrue and utterly reprehensible, but to be disavowed not only by Univision, NBC, a Chicago based craft brewery, but Macy’s has since joined the fray. 300 more words

The Game Changer

I’ve been having a relationship with NED for the past 16 months. Things were good. Real good. Good enough that one of my Dr’s suggested I take a break from the Aromatase Inhibitor to see if the side effects subside AND instead of monthly Xgeva injections they would be every 6 months. 593 more words

Breast Cancer