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The Former Religious Studies Teacher’s Love Of Film

Given that teaching Religious Studies can be a tough gig at the best of times, I found that one of the better ways to engage children meaningfully and get past the obvious reluctance on the part of many of them, … Continue reading

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The Extrovert Bass Player

Back when pop music was more or less in its infancy, there was a cliché attached to the business of playing the bass guitar: it was the default option of the worst guitarist in any place where three or more … Continue reading

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Wither the UK travelling pop song?

I’m currently engaging in the business of putting together an Edinburgh show.  While I don’t want to go into too much detail, mainly because at this stage, it is – as one might expect – undercooked, I can say I … Continue reading

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Nocturnal Mission: The Punky Reggae Party

In his much celebrated pop-psych manual Outliers, journalist and author Malcolm Gladwell suggests that ‘genius’ and the outstanding achievement that goes with it, is for the most part, governed by explainable circumstance and hard work; rather than the idea that … Continue reading

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I See Tea Time

Anybody who has ever taught ICT in a secondary school context will tell you that there are but a small number of ways to arrange a computer suite, in order to fully facilitate the process of teaching.  Read all of … Continue reading

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Supply Teaching? It’s a bit like Stand-Up Comedy apparently.

A little while ago, I was asked to contribute an article to a renowned Teacher blog and website: along the lines of how stand-up comedy might be compared to supply teaching. It didn’t make the cut. No biggie, really. The … Continue reading

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Parking on the School Run and Other Misdemeanours

While there many things teachers and parents might disagree upon, one thing that unites everybody is the business of negligent parking – some of it wilfully so – on the school run. There’s no doubt it drives both parties to … Continue reading

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