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What do you teach?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Primary_RE_teacher, Nov 18, 2015.

  1. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    I have taught ALL subjects at Primary. I have also been a Primary specialist in IT, Music and Maths.

    I have taught English and Maths at KS3 and 4 and Employability and Everything Else at KS5.

    Music with R is fun but my best years were with KS5 teaching You Name It And I'll Teach It.
  2. Primary_RE_teacher

    Primary_RE_teacher Occasional commenter

    What about? Childcare?
  3. Primary_RE_teacher

    Primary_RE_teacher Occasional commenter

  4. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    Yes, and I am utejtd
  5. sabrinakat

    sabrinakat Star commenter

    um....can't remember, it's been a long day....
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  6. Camokidmommy

    Camokidmommy Established commenter

    Thank you TheoGriff, you made me laugh so much. Been there!
    May I suggest that you do wash it sooner rather than later.....
  7. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    We should get leather trousers as standard issue. Nice!
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  8. Miss Piggywig

    Miss Piggywig New commenter

    Well today I taught a governor how we mark books. However generally small children to talk, use the toilet, how to use a knife and fork, how to wait their turn and numerous other basic life skills that use to be done by parents but would a appear now to be my role. Some where in the middle I have to teach reading and writing and ensure they make rapid and sustained progress across all areas of the curriculum. As evidenced in 3 different ways. Oh I love this job!!
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  9. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter


    I have a trusty denim skirt with deep pockets for red pen, rubber and packs of paper Hankies that goes in the wash as soon as I get home, hangs up and dries by next morning to be worn without ironing.


    One little boy today kept coming to sit next to me on the bench to put his head under my arm to get a hug. As he had a cold it was lucky that I always put my t shirt in the machine with the skirt.


    Oh the joys of Primary!

    I never got that when I was teaching B.Ed and PGCE at the Uni.

    Best wishes

  10. oldsomeman

    oldsomeman Star commenter

    we cant in this country have children letting hugs....it to avoid us being accused in the areas of safeguarding, and because it avoids others false accusation specially as we men are seem by some to be possible perverts.. I miss the days you could have a hug and not feel guilty.
  11. ScotSEN

    ScotSEN Senior commenter

    Myself lots of new things since I retired
    before that I taught children with ASN all sorts of things depending on their abilities but usually it related to enabling the communicate and make sense of the world around them
  12. ScotSEN

    ScotSEN Senior commenter

    That is so sad. I worked in ASN and we were allowed to give hugs so long as we weren't alone and the child had instigated it. In fact we were told on an INSET course that to deny a child a hug was in the presenter's view a form of abuse - denying a child a comforting touch.
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  13. oldsomeman

    oldsomeman Star commenter

    On the other hand if i child comes up to you in the playground.as infants often do.you have to raise your hands up in the air to show you are not favouring or holding the child.
    We need to talk to children with another in classroom and preferably the door open. if its more personal you keep the TA in the room with you or refer them to the person responsible for such matters.We have to report any family problems or marking as usual and again its a strictly no touch policy even if you need to get them in order.( I am on supply by the way so might be different for full time teachers) Even staring at them as they change can be misconstrued as wrong.....so you dont.
  14. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    Having moved from 30 years of formal teaching at a safe distance in high school to running freelance workshops in primary I routinely get hugged by 7 year olds - makes me laugh.
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  15. oldsomeman

    oldsomeman Star commenter

    Oh you get hugged but you have to be careful.strangely they system makes me feel guilty as a man to allow it...even though i enjoy the fact a youngster want s give you a hug....I dont know if its being man.
    Children like to do it as its shows their approval of you...but on supply you are never fully sure
  16. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    We had plenty hugs. And this was Post 16!!!

    As @ScotSEN said. In our school the attitude was the same. It's cruel not to when the youngsters need it.
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  17. ScotSEN

    ScotSEN Senior commenter

    At the other end of the scale my mum is a care home and nothing pleases me more than to see the care staff giving an upset resident a wee cuddle to try to cheer them up.
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  18. ilovesooty

    ilovesooty Star commenter

    Training courses to adults these days thankfully. Diversity and induction training at work and counselling workshops on a voluntary basis. The rest of my time is spent on 1:1 activities.
  19. TCSC47

    TCSC47 Star commenter

    Retired now but during my teaching career I taught a range of technical and scientifically oriented subjects at secondary and FE level. However, my favourite subject was high level physics. After all, it is the study of "why is there something instead or nothing?". Very fundamental!
  20. kittylion

    kittylion Senior commenter

    French at a primary school (part time).

    When I worked full time I taught mostly French at secondary but also some EPR, English and PHSCE over the years.

    I once taught half a year of German - don't speak a word of it! :eek:

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