Teaching: It doesn’t have to be complicated

My new book, Teach Like Nobody’s Watching, is due to be sent off to the printers any day now and should soon be winging its way out to teachers around the country. Sometimes people ask why some of us bother to write books about education; you make very little money from it and there isn’t…

The Blagger’s Guide to… Marking

You know all those teachers who really love marking? No. Me neither. That teetering pile of books sits on my desk in silent reproach all week, just to be taken home for a tour of the back of my car, my hall, maybe the dining room table. There they wait, judging me as I sit…

Five ways to cut the fat

I started running about 6 years ago. At the time I was well over 19 stone and running was hard. But, I persevered and over time the weight came off as I shifted 6 stone, my fitness improved and running got easier. And then… last summer I got ill and I hadn’t been able to…