Category Archives: Further Education

This Teachers Life

In which Steven becomes the Cliff Richard of MKC blogging. You do not hear from him all year then he releases greatest hits just in time for Christmas. With enough new material to make it almost seem worthwhile. Things have changed, as they have a habit of doing. When last we met I had a [...]

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Using the right Tools

In which Steven defends Dance, gets passive aggressive (but not with you, he likes you), takes issue with western philosophy, doesn’t refer to anything metaphorically or euphemistically, makes no use of Urban Dictionary and hopefully finally finishes his story.  I’d like to apologise – even if it’s felt I don’t need to. Editor   Let [...]

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A Crackpot and These Women

In which Steven talks about the importance of the women in his life, quotes teaching theory, touches upon Anglo-Saxon concepts of personal destiny and fails to get to the end of the story he started last week. I’d like to apologise if any teaching theory does get quoted – I did advise against it. Editor [...]

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Personal Literacy

In which Steven, for no apparent reason, wants to talk about CV writing and continues to forget that the blog is about MKC, or teaching and continues to talk about himself. It’s a metaphor! How? I mean an allegory. (Do you even know what you mean? Editor) The CV, a document so apparently important, there [...]

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Who Are You?

(In which Steven name drops for no other reason than to disguise the fact he might have nothing meaningful to say. Editor) So I went to an education conference recently, I know get me, and whilst I was there a couple of people gave me their business card. I didn’t have a business card. Do [...]

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It’s Good to be Back, it’s Good to be Back

Keep repeating it like a mantra and eventually you almost start to convince yourself. I’m joking of course, it’s great to be back. So much possibility, so much hope. So much for the summer… So it’s a new academic year, new students, is it a new you, or the old you? Feeling refreshed, revitalised, reinvigorated, [...]

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Tales of the Unexpected

Tale no 1: It’s a simple rule, if the phone goes off during lesson, it gets confiscated. Returned at the end of the lesson. The students phone had gone off, but the student refused to hand it over. I was stood in front of him, hand out demanding the phone. He slid the phone into [...]

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Back to the Beginning

 If it wasn’t for MidKent College I wouldn’t be where I am today, which is MidKent College.   There is much discussion on Closing the Gap in educational achievement, officially known as Narrowing the Gaps, previously Narrowing the Gap. Which whilst a recognition that there is one then one Gap, is still less definitive then [...]

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