at the chalkface

at the chalkface

a teacher who is at the chalkface is teaching students, and is not working in any other kind of job connected with education The media give a picture of falling standards in schools, but there is optimism at the chalkface.
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It was not so much what as when for those at the chalkface, who knew what to expect but not when they would be invited to implement it.
Come tomorrow, you'll be back at work, selfishly earning a crust, toiling away at the office or in the hospital or at the chalkface all for the sheer unadulterated fun of it, when you should be at home rustling up healthy, hearty meals from scratch.
During a career at the chalkface, I saved countless hours by acquiring my own personal collection of mostly paid-for resources.
For those wondering if Oliver's teary-eyed response to the pressures of life at the chalkface suggest he's in the wrong job, he says keep watching.
Instead of rubbishing teachers, ministers should listen to the voice of those at the chalkface who are seeing the impact of this Government's policies on the lives and life chances of children and young people, such as increasing hunger and anxiety.
But she's getting a taste of life at the chalkface when new S4C drama Gwaith Cartref begins this week.
During an inspection of anti-mine techniques at Camp Bastion, Mr Ainsworth asked the 30-year-old: "So what's your top desire here from right at the chalkface - what would you have more of today?
During an inspection of anti-mine techniques, Mr Ainsworth asked Staff Sergeant Kim Hughes: "So what's your top desire from right at the chalkface - what would you have more of today?
We found that the rhetoric of the new vocationalism was much more apparent at the centre of the education bureaucracy than it was at the chalkface.
My career subsequently took me to Hull, Germany, Libya, Saudi Arabia and the Netherlands and I am still at the chalkface currently in Istanbul.
A group of wannabe teachers sampled life at the chalkface when they returned to the classroom in a teacher taster day.
What happened at the chalkface was that history became more and more marginalised.
His experience at the chalkface has served him well, both in Man Down and as the misanthropic Mr Gilbert in The Inbetweeners although he swears he was never as bad as those he portrays.
As a teacher with 30 years at the chalkface, much of my time has been spent trying to channel the aggressive impulses of teenagers into adventurous activities like tough overseas expeditions and mountain climbing; left alone, they all too often start fighting among themselves or vandalising bus shelters.