Monthly Archives: September 2015

This much I know about…finding golden nuggets to help improve your teaching

I have been a teacher for 27 years, a Headteacher for 12 years and, at the age of 51, this much I know about finding golden nuggets to help improve your teaching. Matt Smith is a truly great teacher. Matt … Continue reading

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This much I know about…the perils of telling half-truths on UCAS/job application forms

I have been a teacher for 27 years, a Headteacher for 12 years and, at the age of 51, this much I know about the perils of telling half-truths on UCAS/job application forms. It’s university application time in schools and colleges. Thirty … Continue reading

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This much I know about…telling our stories

I have been a teacher for 27 years, a Headteacher for 12 years and, at the age of 51, this much I know about telling our stories. I wrote this piece all at once last Sunday evening at around 7 … Continue reading

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This much I know about…the importance of reciprocal vulnerability

I have been a teacher for 27 years, a Headteacher for 12 years and, at the age of 51, this much I know about the importance of reciprocal vulnerability. To teach you need to feel worthy. Too many of us … Continue reading

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This much I know about…why we need to thank our own teachers

I have been a teacher for 27 years, a Headteacher for 12 years and, at the age of 51, this much I know about why we have to thank our own teachers. We. Don’t. Have. Enough. Teachers. In. Our. Own. … Continue reading

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This much I know about…working out whether my teaching is improving (including my slides from researchED 2015 !)

I have been a teacher for 27 years, a Headteacher for 12 years and, at the age of 51, this much I know about working out whether my teaching is improving (including my slides from researchED 2015 !) Laura McInerney … Continue reading

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