Words of Wisdom

Don’t trouble trouble until trouble troubles you.

Blissfully ignorant.

You aren’t in theatre.

But everyone’s acting.

Where difficulty arises, use a graduated response.


It’s a concrete situation.

I can’t get out.

The great well of human forgetfulness.

Bottomless pessimism.

You haven’t a leg to stand on.

So hop hop hop away.


Some Thoughts: So You’re Going to be a Teacher

4 things I was told about teaching that are wrong.

In this post I want to talk about 4 things that I was told to do/not to do when on teaching practice that I just don’t agree with. There’s a kernel of truth in each one but they’re not absolute rules. To be fair, I don’t think anyone who put these forward thought they were absolute rules either. However, I think that it’s easy to misinterpret them as such, so with this article I want to present some arguments against them. I hope you will forgive me if I exaggerate some of these positions and arguments; I think it makes for a more interesting read. Continue reading