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Mr Gray's teaching related blog: news, resources and ideas for teachers

Last Build Date: Wed, 06 Jul 2016 06:45:27 +0000


Wed, 06 Jul 2016 06:45:27 +0000

From When I’m at social gatherings, I often meet non-teachers who ask me questions about teaching. The vast majority of these people are kind and gracious. They’ll tell me about a teacher they had that impacted them positively, or will ask my opinion on thoughtful questions about education. But occasionally, I’ll get someone who […]

Can teachers ever have a work-life balance?

Wed, 06 Jul 2016 06:22:30 +0000

Teaching is stressful, but it’s not unprofessional to have a life.  

Teaching Australia

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 09:33:00 +0000

SARAN IS SIX. His family is new to our small, rural town. He is embarrassed when I ask him about the Hindi he speaks at home. At the parent–teacher interview, Saran’s mother nods while I speak, nods again as the older sister translates. I’ve not yet met Saran’s dad, but Saran proudly tells me he […]

The Decisive Element

Thu, 14 Apr 2016 09:39:55 +0000

“I have come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element. It is my personal approach that creates the climate. It is my daily mood that makes the weather. I possess tremendous power to make life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration, I can […]

A Culture to Improve

Thu, 14 Apr 2016 09:10:50 +0000

“If we create a culture where every teacher believes they need to improve, not because they are not good enough but because they can be even better, there is no limit to what we can achieve.” Dylan William, Institute of Education, University of London

Children Learn What They Live

Thu, 14 Apr 2016 08:51:11 +0000

Found this poem from an old teaching program of mine. If a child lives with criticism, he learns to condemn. If a child lives with hostility, he learns to fight. If a child lives with fear, he learns to be apprehensive. If a child lives with pity, he learns to feel sorry for himself. If […]

Equality vs Equity

Thu, 14 Apr 2016 08:17:06 +0000

Behaviour Management

Tue, 14 Apr 2015 09:20:00 +0000

‘There are no difficult students – just students who don’t want to do it your way’. – Jane Revell & Susan Norman

Owed to Spell Cheque

Wed, 18 Jan 2012 05:32:23 +0000

Eye halve a spelling chequer It came with my pea sea It plane lee marques four my revue Miss steaks aye ken knot sea.   Eye ran this poem threw it Your sure reel glad two no It’s vary polished in it’s weigh My chequer tolled me sew.   A chequer is a bless sing […]

Punny Book Reports

Wed, 18 Jan 2012 05:20:01 +0000

The Lion Tamer, by Claud Face Unexpectedly, by Oliver Sudden How to Cook Pasta, by Al Dente Secret Meeting Places, by Ron DeVoo Kindergarten Skills, by Tyrone Laces The Tightrope Walker, by Betty Falls Plumbing Basics, by Rufus Leaking Heartbeats, by Steffi Scope Interior Decorating, by Curt Enrod Dull Razor, by Nick Shaving The Accused, […]