I can’t resist reblogging this post from Joe Kirby, not just because it mentions me a lot, but because this is the agenda I had when I first started this blog.
For whom the bell tolls
No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main; if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friend’s or of thine own were; any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.
John Donne, Meditation XVII, 1623
National accountability is needed to scrap the gap between behaviour policy and reality
All new teachers in tough schools have felt that visceral fear in the pit of the stomach when the bell goes for their most disruptive class. But no teacher is an island. Every teacher is a part of the main, and if any teacher, new…
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