Whitby, Count Dracula and Fish and Chips | charliecountryboy

When Bram Stoker arrived at Mrs Veazey’s guesthouse in Whitby in 1890 did he imagine that 128 years later there would be a ‘Dracula  Experience?’ Probably not  

But, a trip to the library, Abbey and graveyard and he had the seeds of a story. All I got were a few photos and a blog post. In the library he discovered  Vlad Tepes, a geezer who impaled people on wooden stakes during the 1450’s (and you think Donald Trump is bad news) Bram also heard about a Russian ship the Dmitry sinking off the coast some years earlier and ‘voila’ he had a tale about Count Dracula surviving a shipwreck,…

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Stop protecting the abusers! Public shamers. | bjpren

This is a blog that I should not need to write. Some things should be taken as a given, especially in the world of teaching. One of these things is the protection of vulnerable learners. They go to school to learn, just like any other child.

Some years ago, but perhaps not as long back as we might like, there was an issue with having Black children in our classrooms. Some believed that having children with a different coloured skin – the skin colour of our ancestors – would upset the sensitive nature of their offspring. Of course being taught by the colour of one’s skin is unthinkable now,…

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Teaching Staff Turnover and Employee Engagement | Gary

During this week’s #UKEDResChat discussion a number of Tweets mentioned concerns about levels of teaching staff turnover and how to go about creating reliable and valid measures of staff satisfaction and engagement.  So with that in mind, I thought I’d have a look at Bamford and Worth (2017) and their report for the NFER as to the reasons why teachers leave the teaching profession.   I will then focus on one recommendation of the report i.e. the need for schools to measure job satisfaction and engagement and intervene –  to show how that might be easier said than done.

Why do teachers leave…

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Stop protecting the abusers! Public shamers. | bjpren

This is a blog that I should not need to write. Some things should be taken as a given, especially in the world of teaching. One of these things is the protection of vulnerable learners. They go to school to learn, just like any other child.

Some years ago, but perhaps not as long back as we might like, there was an issue with having Black children in our classrooms. Some believed that having children with a different coloured skin – the skin colour of our ancestors – would upset the sensitive nature of their offspring. Of course being taught by the colour of one’s skin is unthinkable now,…

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Whitby, Count Dracula and Fish and Chips | charliecountryboy

When Bram Stoker arrived at Mrs Veazey’s guesthouse in Whitby in 1890 did he imagine that 128 years later there would be a ‘Dracula  Experience?’ Probably not  

But, a trip to the library, Abbey and graveyard and he had the seeds of a story. All I got were a few photos and a blog post. In the library he discovered  Vlad Tepes, a geezer who impaled people on wooden stakes during the 1450’s (and you think Donald Trump is bad news) Bram also heard about a Russian ship the Dmitry sinking off the coast some years earlier and ‘voila’ he had a tale about Count Dracula surviving a shipwreck,…

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Sunderland College: Outstanding Employer Engagement | febusiness

We have been fortunate enough to work alongside Sunderland College for some months, and we are delighted for their recent (and very well-deserved) AoC Beacon Award for College Engagement with Employers.

In our interview below, Iain Nixon, Executive Director, Commercial Activity, shares some great insights into how they stay competitive in a changing market, and how they have become one of the North-East’s top training providers.
Congratulations on receiving the AOC Beacon Award for College Engagement with Employers. It would be great to get an insight into the secrets of your success. What…

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7. Fear is the MindKiller. | charliecountryboy

This is definitely worth a read, Jacqueline has a really interesting take on Fear

Jacqueline Marie Alberto

Things I’m afraid of:

Sharks
Alligators
Fish
Bugs
Airplanes
Ghosts
Movies about ghosts.
People with gun, knives, or other sharp destructive devices.
Destructive devices.
Eyes falling out of sockets or losing limbs.
Out of body experiences.
Whatever it is that happens when my mother finishes counting to 3.
Surprises
Failure
Performing stand-up in front of a big crowd.
Wasting my time.
Talking to my crush.
Texting that one guy and asking why he suddenly wanted to…

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