Tales from the Chalkface – The Krakow Post http://www.krakowpost.com Wed, 17 Oct 2018 07:36:08 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 Tales From The Chalkface: Gifted – That’s Me! http://www.krakowpost.com/8473/2014/09/tales-from-the-chalkface-gifted-thats-me http://www.krakowpost.com/8473/2014/09/tales-from-the-chalkface-gifted-thats-me#respond Wed, 03 Sep 2014 10:33:50 +0000 http://www.krakowpost.com/?p=8473 A big sigh of relief – the holidays are here. I’m doing a jolly dance around a pile of presents

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Tales From The Chalkface: Walking Away http://www.krakowpost.com/8470/2014/06/tales-from-the-chalkface-walking-away http://www.krakowpost.com/8470/2014/06/tales-from-the-chalkface-walking-away#respond Sun, 15 Jun 2014 10:24:24 +0000 http://www.krakowpost.com/?p=8470 Summer days make me more inclined to take a stroll home rather than jump on the tram, so last week,

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Tales From The Chalkface: My Best Lesson http://www.krakowpost.com/8466/2014/05/tales-from-the-chalkface-my-best-lesson http://www.krakowpost.com/8466/2014/05/tales-from-the-chalkface-my-best-lesson#respond Thu, 15 May 2014 10:21:04 +0000 http://www.krakowpost.com/?p=8466 How do you know? In whose opinion? What’s the measure? Here’s an account (very one sided) of the best lesson

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Tales From The Chalkface: Porn Puppets http://www.krakowpost.com/8455/2014/04/tales-from-the-chalkface-porn-puppets http://www.krakowpost.com/8455/2014/04/tales-from-the-chalkface-porn-puppets#respond Tue, 15 Apr 2014 09:45:18 +0000 http://www.krakowpost.com/?p=8455 Got your attention? That’s what I watched in school this week. Let me explain: my oldest students performed a piece

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Tales From The Chalkface: Passing The Tests (Again!) http://www.krakowpost.com/8448/2014/03/tales-from-the-chalkface-passing-the-tests-again http://www.krakowpost.com/8448/2014/03/tales-from-the-chalkface-passing-the-tests-again#respond Sat, 15 Mar 2014 10:36:11 +0000 http://www.krakowpost.com/?p=8448 It’s mad March and I have a list of deadlines so long I dare not look at it. Mostly I’m

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Tales From The Chalkface: Another Day… http://www.krakowpost.com/8445/2014/02/tales-from-the-chalkface-another-day http://www.krakowpost.com/8445/2014/02/tales-from-the-chalkface-another-day#respond Sat, 15 Feb 2014 10:31:27 +0000 http://www.krakowpost.com/?p=8445 I’m a lark not an owl, so if I have marking to do I’m up by 6, rather than finishing

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Tales From The Chalkface: Conformity Rules – OK? http://www.krakowpost.com/8441/2014/01/tales-from-the-chalkface-conformity-rules-ok http://www.krakowpost.com/8441/2014/01/tales-from-the-chalkface-conformity-rules-ok#respond Wed, 15 Jan 2014 10:28:42 +0000 http://www.krakowpost.com/?p=8441 One of the delights of working in a language school rather than a regular school is never having to impose

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Tales From The Chalkface: What Would Father Christmas Think? http://www.krakowpost.com/8436/2013/12/tales-from-the-chalkface-what-would-father-christmas-think http://www.krakowpost.com/8436/2013/12/tales-from-the-chalkface-what-would-father-christmas-think#respond Sun, 15 Dec 2013 10:12:50 +0000 http://www.krakowpost.com/?p=8436 The run up to Christmas is like wading through a morass of ‘to do’ lists: the usual marking, preparing for

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Tales from the Chalkface: The Holidays http://www.krakowpost.com/6948/2013/08/tales-from-the-chalkface-the-holidays http://www.krakowpost.com/6948/2013/08/tales-from-the-chalkface-the-holidays#respond Wed, 21 Aug 2013 11:29:15 +0000 http://www.krakowpost.com/?p=6948 My view of the summer break has changed as my teaching journey has lengthened. At first, as a new teacher, six weeks seemed far too much. By week four, I was secretly bored and aching to get back to the classroom, though too embarrassed to admit it for fear of seeming a sad case…

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Tales from the Chalkface: Meetings http://www.krakowpost.com/6599/2013/05/tales-from-the-chalkface-meetings http://www.krakowpost.com/6599/2013/05/tales-from-the-chalkface-meetings#comments Thu, 09 May 2013 12:53:02 +0000 http://www.krakowpost.com/?p=6599 While students don’t get to enjoy (or is that endure?) too many meetings, unless you count lessons, we teachers meet in various groups with the aim of oiling the wheels of our educational bus and either speeding it on its way to academic improvement…

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