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Tes article header that teachers who fall short blame the moon.

Discussion in 'Education news' started by Corvuscorax, Oct 13, 2019.

  1. Corvuscorax

    Corvuscorax Star commenter

    Blaming a full moon for pupils' bad behaviour only serves to obscure how teachers might be falling short, says Gordon Cairns

    I don't dare read any further. I might do something I later regret
  2. gainly

    gainly Star commenter

  3. blue451

    blue451 Lead commenter

    I don't think TES is any friend of teachers tbh.
    afterdark and agathamorse like this.
  4. phlogiston

    phlogiston Star commenter

    Who is this guy?
    I always predict the behaviour of the pupils in autum by the pattern of fallen leaves on the playground, the arrangement of the coffee grounds in my morning cup or the arrangement of the entrails of the latest dead badger on the B1050.

    More seriously, I have never ever heard of anyone thinking that pupil behaviour is affected by the phase of the moon. Many other things with a stronger causative link, but not the moon.
    agathamorse likes this.
  5. Spiritwalkerness

    Spiritwalkerness Star commenter

    Windy days - ask anyone in primary schools.
  6. Rott Weiler

    Rott Weiler Star commenter Forum guide

    As I read it he says that it's 'teacher folklore' for some teachers but goes on to say that there is no evidence for it and it is, to put it politely, boll.ox
  7. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    I have a friend who is a paramedic and he claims that his colleagues hate having a shift on a full moon.
    agathamorse likes this.

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