for April, 2016

What makes a great pupil?

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Teachers are easy to grade; we’ve all had good and bad ones. But pupils? We might all have been one once, but did we ever wonder how we scored? With teachers getting the Simon Cowell treatment on a daily, if not minute-ly, basis, it’s only fair to put the sandal on the other foot and […]

What makes a great teacher?

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Even though schooldays last a fraction of a lifetime (a sixth if you start school at 4, leave at 18 and live to 84) they leave a whopping great mark. Schoolteachers can colour our lives for ever, in pretty pinks or ghastly greys. They loom so large in the classroom it can be hard to […]