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Getting through the day with a teenager

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The Secret Teacher

The Diary of a Not So Ordinary Boy

I usually quite like reading The Guardian’s Secret Teacher series.  Sometimes I agree, sometimes I don’t; but if you’ve been reading this blog for any length of time, or even if today is your first visit, you’ll soon know that I’m all for hearing the voices of the unheard.  And sadly, in today’s climate of anxiety, despite how they are when you meet them in real life, with their loud voices and commanding personalities, teachers’ views in public spaces are muted at the very least.  But this one, with a title guaranteed to catch my interest, being as it’s about inclusion and all, touches me a little too close, and not in a good way.

Oh, I understand the difficulties of teaching children with challenging needs in a mainstream classroom.  I’ve done it, and it is indeed challenging, even when you have another adult in the room to lighten the…

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Building up from the bottom

Beyond the neutral zone trap

Coventry Blaze director James Pease has shared with me some of the thinking about the Blaze rebuild, both in the season just gone and through the summer and beyond.

I thought rather than just offering my own ill-thought opinions on all things Blaze it would be good to carry the occasional interview, and where better to start than with the chap who suddenly seems to be at the centre of the action. James Pease is a Blaze lifer, coming through the Solihull system into the Blaze seniors, retiring young then coming out of retirement for the annual player crisis, dipping into the EPL with Milton Keynes and Telford but taking on a Blaze directorship and working with parts of the junior system. That is a topic in itself, but we can save that for another day, not least because by the time I’d done this bit I had to be…

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Herd Immunity

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