A good-enough teacher?

How do I know if I am a good teacher? How would I know? On what standards should I judge myself? Am I good for those at the top, do I care enough about the bottom? Am I able to close the gap? What about the silent middle? Am I a good colleague?

A reflective space?

We have finally reached study leave. I should breathe a sigh of relief but I cannot get that knot out of my shoulders, clear the fog from my brain or feel useful …

Beginnings and endings

Beginnings and endings punctuate life in a school, not only the big beginnings and endings in September and June; they also remain a focus of each term, topic and assessment. I have always felt a mixture of both excitement and terror at all of these junctions.