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It appears that blogs have slipped off the radar for a while, well mine certainly has at least. Maybe it’s because of sites like staffrm.io – you can post a mini-article/post/question/musing as long as it’s under 500 words – like twitter for the more verbose of us. I wrote my first post this week in between marking and levelling papers, playing ninjar turtles and eating tea. Take a look, you might even sign up yourself.

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So I’ve been meaning to write on here for a while. But, you know, there’s just never enough time! But then I saw Amjad’s post a while ago and he inspired me, so here is my attempt at a rapping comeback. Yes, it’s more like a poem but you get the idea…

1. What’s my job title and where do I work?

I am a #distresseddad and deputy, two jobs that’ll be the death of me. Derbyshire’s where I talk my talk, preach my stuff and wave the chalk.

At school, I’m the man with the plan, the guy with the tie and the dude that can;

at home, I’m the trampoline, the hugger and feeder; the cuddler, the player and the school book reader.

Both jobs are demanding, exhausting and tough, but I wouldn’t swap them for anything, for any old stuff.

2. What am I currently working on?

A junior school deputy has an exhaustive quota: PP, assessment and the assembly rota.

English and PP are my main deals; well, laughing and joking and keeping it real.

3. Where have I come from?

Derby City was the place of my birth, the sickest place in God’s glorious earth.

Teaching was never my ultimate aim; the SAS and a chef were more my game.

It took a long while to get where I am, with faith, hope and love from all of my fam.

After many lectures, essays and tears and time stressing about deadlines for years and for years, I finally finished. Graduated. Passed. It was time to start teaching my own class at last.

4. What gets me up in the morning?

Children, my children, my lovely children.

5. What keeps me awake at night?

Children, my children, my lovely children.

6. Who inspires me?

So many people, the list has no end, with twitter and google and all of its trends. The teachers I meet at teachmeets and more, blogs, tweets and posts and presentations galore.

But the people that inspire me the most, the ones of whom I do like to boast are the children, my class and my own, the ones who still love me, despite all my moans.

They laugh and they work hard; they grow and they smile and then I know that it’s all so worthwhile.

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Posted by on April 24, 2015 in Social

 

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Anti-bullying week resources

Toanti-bullingmorrow marks the start of another Anti-bullying week. I know, like so many other areas in school, we don’t just deal with issues of bullying in one week but it gives us a focus; an opportunity to re-address key ideas and scenarios.

I hope the resources and links are useful. If you want the Publisher doc of the PDF, just email, comment or tweet me.

Anti-bullying week – PowerPoint (cyberbullying focus)

cyberbullying poster – PDF

Links

Interactive Anti-bullying video – you choose what happens.

http://www.aea1.k12.ia.us/en/school_technology/digital_citizenship__cyberbullying/

http://www.cybersafety.co.nz/

http://cargocollective.com/kzkdesign/Cyberbullying-PSA-Campaign

http://www.ricgroup.com.au/product/bullying-in-a-cyber-world-poster/

http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/8_10/cybercafe/Cyber-Cafe-Base/

http://www.childline.org.uk/Explore/Bullying/Pages/online-bullying.aspx

http://www.internetmatters.org/issues/cyberbullying.html#deal

 

 

 
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Posted by on November 16, 2014 in Edugeneral, Social

 

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Tweetable links and goodies.

Have recently prepped a load of my (and @batttuk’s) more popular links into a ‘tweetable’ form. Lots of good stuff here – not all mine. Take a look.

My TMMidlands presentation – Ben’s Google Tools: Boogle #ukedchat http://bit.ly/1eYOwkF

GTAUK: food for thought and stomach http://bit.ly/19XmeFK

#esafety poster idea (used in anti-bullying week) http://bit.ly/1gRxb2F #ukedchat

Maths: layered learning – an Ofsted like. http://bit.ly/1byjSy1 #ukedchat

#Y3 #tagrugby plans http://bit.ly/1gXqRaZ
#ukedchat

Macbeth resources: a veritable hoard/horde http://bit.ly/1eR7yzq #Y6 #shakespeare #ukedchat

Positive behaviour card http://bit.ly/19mcipF #ukedchat

Circuit training cards with Action Man
http://bit.ly/16UMphw #ukedchat #pe

#Y6 spellings: a collection to use & abuse http://bit.ly/1dgdsW7 #ukedchat

Maths & writing marking policy – a step in the right direction? http://bit.ly/193Mmi0 #ukedchat

Punctuation tally stickers – very useful. Levels 3,4 & 5 http://bit.ly/1fSi0jZ #ukedchat

ICT AUP – acceptable use policy http://bit.ly/19R7f2a #ukedchat

Level 6 grammar resources (not mine – just passing them on) http://bit.ly/1cDplcU #ukedchat

Alice in Numberland – a large problem-solving pack. Can be tailored to suit. http://bit.ly/1kDMPB3 #ukedchat

Who is responsible for the death of King Duncan? http://wp.me/p14oAb-g9 #shakespeare

Adverbial phrases homework http://wp.me/p14oAb-eF #ukedchat

#esafety presentation to parents http://bit.ly/1leM3Yu

Shoved-in-clauses: embedded clauses, a festive take… http://bit.ly/1ec9TPz

Want 20gb of FREE cloud space? A couple of clicks and you’ll be there. COPY is fab. https://copy.com?r=MvTLGC

Using twitter in education. http://wp.me/p31ZCF-6a @ianaddison @ideas_factory

Surviving an EBD school via @njthurly http://wp.me/p31ZCF-5B #ukedchat

Twitter Magic – guest post by @ICTMagic http://bit.ly/1ak4kza

#batttie by @johnmayo http://bit.ly/1ak4kza

#battt week guest posts – old but still great to read. #inspiration http://bit.ly/128DNmx

10 ways to use twitter – a helpful guide. http://bit.ly/128DNmx #ukedchat

Twittering Tweachers @sorrell_km http://bit.ly/NIUpMP #ukedchat

School Twitter Account @basttuk http://bit.ly/Yx5MZQ #ukedchat #bastt

Twitter Tips from @syded06 @mracolley
http://bit.ly/14SQjVF #ukedchat #battt

What the # are hashtags? http://bit.ly/X5Cxg1 #ukedchat

The 10 stages of Twitter: stolen from @syded06 http://bit.ly/Y7gp0Q #ukedchat

Pimpin’ the profile – make yourself ‘followable’ http://bit.ly/X0kEzh #ukedchat #battt

Breaking out of the egg shell – show us who you are. http://bit.ly/UYDvfS #ukedchat #battt

 

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Tea tester

Taken from: http://pandawhale.com/post/15039/infinite-tea-infini-tea

 
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Posted by on November 15, 2013 in Social, Thoughts & Musings

 

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Halloween Horrors 1: The Caller

Made several years ago by Andrew Barker and his intrepid band of loyal shadows and creators, The Caller follows Billy Mace in a short and terrifying tale. Who has called him? Why have they called him? Where will he end up?

Marcus Green stars as Billy Mace… he has never been seen since.

 
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Posted by on October 31, 2013 in Family, Social, Thoughts & Musings

 

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GTAUK – An academy hopeful…

Here is my one-minute application video for Google Teacher Academy: The Motivatortron Tougher than you imagine.

 
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Posted by on October 17, 2013 in GTAUK, ICT, Social

 

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THE FIN Now Available

Great short story inspired from a great film. A MUST read.

 
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Posted by on October 4, 2013 in Literacy, Social