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Sir John Jones – The Magic Weaving Business

This book is AMAZING. It brings me back to my first year of teaching. I got a job as a teacher quite early on in my last year of University. The feeling of receiving a call back saying congratulations we would like to offer you the job was the most amazing joy yet!

My very first training day was at a Spa hotel and it was filled with cute Easter Eggs on each table with a seating plan. This day allowed me to meet all of the staff old and new. The head teacher invited everyone to the training day from catering staff to the care taker. I thought it was such a good school ethos. Anyway… there in front of us was the man himself – Sir John Jones.IMG_5793

He filled the room with laughter, tears, motivation and the love and passion of being a teacher. His stories were amazing and I was honored to be given a signed copy of his book afterwards.  He describes teaching as a magic weaving business,  I particularly like his point of how children forget what teachers make them think but always remember how they have made them feel.

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If you haven’t read his book yet I really recommend that you do! There are too many great parts, I could talk about it forever.

Here are a few of his videos / links below too!

Sir John Jones

In this video he describes how children being happy increase there engagement. Its all about the emotional experience.

 

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Christmas at MissPinnocks!

After a super busy term and the weeks flying by like always, it’s always good to sit back, reflect and relax!!! I must say today is the day that I actually feel human again! My friends from university came over (also teachers too) and we had the best catch up and lots of Xmas dinner and mulled wine!

It is an anual celebration of mine, pulling crackers and taking Xmas photo booth snaps! Who would say no?

I think having a work life balance is super important in the life of being a teacher.  I placed my folders and books in my office and dedicated my day too eating way too much and laughing like crazy!

Make sure you also have a great rest and remember to enjoy the company of friends and family.

Have a lovely Christmas!!!!

#MissPinnock

 

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First blog post!

 

Hey guys,

I have created a new blog all about education and the dramas of being a Primary School Teacher in England! I am in my third year of teaching and I am on my way to completing an MA in Education too (which will certainly be an accomplishment!). I feel that I have so much different views and experiences to share and hopefully make teachers around the world keep their passion in teaching and have a giggle or too from my blog along the way!

Thank you for viewing!

 #MissPinnock