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at the chalkface

In the act of teaching. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. Because she's a new teacher, she still gets very nervous while at the chalkface. All of my students failed the test, despite the many hours I spent at the chalkface on that subject.
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This frightening portrait of life at the chalkface comes after education union ATL backed a motion from a Welsh teacher for zero tolerance of violence against school staff.
The 37-year-old has swapped the classroom chalkface of Birmingham's International School and Community College in Tile Cross for the frontline in Iraq.
The Chalkface Project produce detailed lesson plans complemented by photocopy-master worksheets across the secondary curriculum: http://www.
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.
1995, Gendered Fictions, Chalkface Press, Cottesloe, WA.
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.
Alongside his growing career as explorer, author and photographer -and he admits he might yet return to the chalkface of the classrooms - he is now building a reputation as a lecturer, both on his own experiences and as a motivational speaker able to inspire people to discover the capabilities they have hidden within.
But it is the men, women and youngsters at the chalkface who ensure education is such an enriching experience for all concerned.
A simple wooden cross Keith drove into the chalkface marks the spot where she died.
Dear Editor, - Your education commentator had it pretty well spot on when she highlighted poor headteachers as a primary cause of chalkface staff leaving the profession.
But, as he pointed out, after 38 years at the chalkface, and having reached the age of 60, he'd decided to retire.
Teachers from Africa have been finding out what life is like at the chalkface in Wales.