Tag Archives: learning

The Wasteland of the Learning Mountains

My 11 year old niece Maisie heard me doing typical teachery education-system-bemoaning to her parents the other evening. “Oh,” she said. “EVERYONE hates Michael Gove. Here. I did this with my friend Magda.” And she showed me this series of … Continue reading

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Weltschmerz

I received an email from a friend a while ago saying: “Whoops. A student cried in my lecture today because the world is so unfair and we can’t change it. We were only doing the media representation of crime but … Continue reading

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Learning to listen

I haven’t been writing lately. I’ve been reading the Internet too much again and I’m not sure why, but for the last few months my brain has not been processing the data I’ve been inputting effectively enough to produce any … Continue reading

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Why I support the ‘No More Page 3’ Campaign

When I was a young girl – several thousand years ago – I was heart-clenchingly embarrassed by the newsagent top shelves and their smear of pouting, arching, private female flesh. I’d been taught that sex was a special, intimate thing … Continue reading

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Is this going to be in the exam?

I wonder how many texts in the whole history of the world have begun with the phrase, “My grandmother used to say…” Probably millions. It’s probably a phrase that should be avoided at ALL costs. They probably run creative writing … Continue reading

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Girl meets boy.

Son 2 just inherited nearly £3000 for being 18. Eighteen must surely be one of the worst possible ages to inherit some thousands. When you’re 18 you think you know everything, you want everything, you are hormonally disrupted, prone to … Continue reading

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