Recalibration and Carrying on Regardless (with NaNoWriMo)

When I started teaching - hard to believe now - it was in front of a blackboard, the heel of my hand permanently chalky.  But a few years later, a brand new interactive whiteboard was installed in my classroom.  For the uninitiated, this now-standard (in UK classrooms at least) piece of equipment uses a special… Continue reading Recalibration and Carrying on Regardless (with NaNoWriMo)

Congo Sketch – Departure Lounge

Barely an African-looking face amongst them, cheeks bump in constant cheery bisous.  Every couple of minutes another healthily glowing French family emerges at the top of the stairs, smiling in anticipation, and so begins the procession of politesse as they saluer each family they know.  They fan out in formation to greet colleagues and fellow school-gate… Continue reading Congo Sketch – Departure Lounge