Aaah school days.
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I had a great relationship with the boys. I had more in common with them than most of the staff. It caused a bit of a stir. The staff had a separate table but I sat with the students.
I ran clubs, played soccer and tennis and generally interacted. It did not adversely affect my discipline in the classroom. Far from it. My classroom buzzed. Education is about relationship. I was building good healthy relationships based on mutual respect – not fear. I had no need to keep my distance. I could share my life with the students as any other adult might. They were in school to learn. I was there to teach and I felt that I had a lot to impart.
My main aim was to encouragement them to think for themselves and enjoy learning. A simple philosophy – question everything – explore –…
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