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In the act of teaching. 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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Read is very good on the mixture of drudgery and dread that characterises life at the chalk face.
I firmly believe that teachers, who are at the chalk face, delivering the curriculum, should have an opportunity to provide feedback on their operation and on potential changes.
It needs good leadership and good teachers who will do the work at the chalk face.
Nor are those colleagues stuck at the chalk face with students with poor language skills and irregular attendance likely to do any whistleblowing, since it is common knowledge that a lot of people's salaries are dependent on the cash cows being roped in," she added.
I am somewhat disturbed that school pupils in Bahrain have been breaking doors to escape longer hours at the chalk face.
Especially when, according to my correspondents, they invariably spend 65 hours at the chalk face and every other waking minute preparing lessons.
At the chalk face, actually preparing people to write their CVs and letters of application, this book should not be judged by its cover.
Vice chancellors have had astronomical salary increases at a time when the great productivity surge has been at the chalk face, and lecturers have fallen dramatically behind.
At Birmingham he held Saturday morning sessions with headmasters where he took topics relevant to their professional interest and brought illumination to those at the chalk face who were often understandably befuddled by documents that were issued by government departments.
After 12 weeks at the chalk face in inner-city London schools they have a dire warning: "The UK is getting the children it deserves.
Teachers at the chalk face reading this book would find all their coffee-break complaints not only justified, but regulated into a systematic polemic against all the perceived ills of a libertarian philosophy of education in Britain today.
Stall them at the gates before they so much as get a whiff of desiccated chewing gum stuck to the undersides of their desks, let alone a taste of life at the chalk face.
ATEACHER at St Sebastian''s Primary School is retiring after 39 years at the chalk face.
FORMER Office star Martin Freeman emerged from his stint as a teacher in NATIVITY with a new found respect for those at the chalk face .
Being a GTCW member gives me a great opportunity as someone, quite literally at the chalk face, to represent and influence educational policy at national level.