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September 2016

Be Positive

A linguistics professor was lecturing to his class one day. "In English," he said, "A double negative forms a positive. In some languages, such as Russian, a double negative is still a negative. However, there is no language wherein a... Continue Reading →

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Laughing at Ghosts

“The snowflake never needs to feel responsible for the Avalanche..." Jon Ronson I believe that I am evolving a stark hate for all things technological or in particular 'social media'. My final days on Twitter (or as a blogger) may be... Continue Reading →

Emotional Honesty in the Soap Opera of School Leadership Pt2

On the morning of July the 7th 2005 I was sat in a meeting with an assistant head teacher from the local East End secondary school. Her phone went and she apologised as she said she needed to take it.... Continue Reading →

Power to You

It is 20 years since I lay in bed the night before my first day as a 'real' teacher with a sense of rising panic and anticipation. What would I now tell this naive, rather gangly 20 something? What golden... Continue Reading →

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