The BlogA diary of me - plus my musings on life the universe and everything. It's like a teenagers bedroom. A cluttered mess.
Bucket lists are great things. That's the cue for my Mother to go into a blind panic worrying that I've got bad news I'm not telling her. Don't worry Mum, all is fine! But I do have a bucket list. I know you're not really supposed to call them that unless you've had a...read more
It's been a long time. Too long. I've not been sitting on my hands though - I absolutely triple promise you with a massive cherry (a tasty cherry at that) on top. It may have been a full ten months since I last 'blogged' but that's mostly because I've been a busy...read more
In early 1995, about 2 months into the first year of my A levels, my French teacher took me to one side and gave me a piece of honest advice. "Paul, you suck at this. Your speaking & listening is ok, but your grammar and understanding of tenses is awful. You need to...read more
On Friday I had another eureka moment. Not an earth shattering one I'll admit, but certainly enough to cause a minor tremor in Wigan, which is where I happened to be at the time. We were working through yet another SPAG exercise with Year 6 - looking at semi-colons,...read more
pedagogy ˈpɛdəɡɒdʒi,ˈpɛdəɡɒɡi/ noun: pedagogy; plural noun: pedagogies the method and practice of teaching, especially as an academic subject or theoretical concept. I'm only 38 (39 next week, don't forget to make me a card kids) but my PGCE year seems like so many...read more
Wowsers. 2017 has really hit the ground running! So many things going on this month that is hard to keep up. January Blues? Not a chance… Book Launch The time to send the new book out into the big wide world has finally arrived! On January 26th we will be launching...read more