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Dear Santa, Did You Get My Tweet?

Remote learning, online-learning platforms and home-schooling. It has certainly been a year in which these emerging technologies and pedagogies have grown and developed, especially in response to C19 restrictions and lockdowns. But despite all the progress in these spaces, surely there is still nothing that beats the physical school environment and face-to-face human interaction between teachers and learners. Perhaps a definitive return to all of that is what we should be asking for from Santa this year…

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Working from home…

In this blog I offer an insight to a teacher’s typical week working from home. I just jotted down key moments, so it’s just in note-form I’m afraid, but I hope it gives you a flavour of being a teacher (and trade unionist)  in these strange times…

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Working without a blueprint…

When schools were closed to all but vulnerable children and those of key workers, nobody knew how long the lockdown would last, or how education and schooling could continue without the physical presence of young learners turning up to a communal building each day.