Born in Tasmania… in 1845

Originally posted on Lois Elsden:
My great-grandfather, Louis Frederick Walford, was born in Hobart Tasmania to Samuel and Rosetta Moses. Samuel and Rosetta were Jewish entrepreneurs who had come with the in-laws, Louis and Harriet Nathan, to build a business in the thriving town of Hobart. When Samuel and Rosetta arrived in Hobart in the early 1840’s with their young children, Rosetta,…

More

Foundations for learning?

Having seen how well tutorial systems can work in schools, I was keen to introduce one to the pupil referral unit where I worked before I gave up teaching to write full time. As I have mentioned previously, our young people had many issues and difficulties which we tried to address and support them to overcome in their last year of statutory education. […]

More

Dancing round the Maypole

Originally posted on Lois Elsden:
Mayday has been a  holiday in Britain since 1978 when it was introduced as a bank holiday and celebration of the workers of this country; however, Mayday had been celebrated  for many hundreds of years before then. It may have started as a spring or early summer festival going back thousands of years and involves the…

More

The Story of Mick… teaching Macbeth

I taught 15-16 year olds in a pupil referral unit; this is an educational establishment for young people who can’t or won’t function within the ordinary state system. We taught them in their last year of statutory education, just one year to turn them around and get them some decent exam results so they would have a realistic chance of a  future, in education, […]

More