Showing posts from August, 2020

#bbcInterview with @mrlockyer

*Due to a number of factors, this  was the  world's slo west intervie w, taking 4 months from start to finish. Something big must have happened in that time, but I can't think  what. First tell us about yourself. I'm Stephen, officially 44 years old. I wanted to be a teacher aged nine (arrogance started young) when a hideous teacher wouldn't let me choose books from the mobile library after some form of event happened in school. I vowed then and there that I wouldn't ever deny someone a book. 1. Why teaching? What would you be if you weren't a teacher? Twenty years on from graduating, I still *love* being in the classroom. You get to be insanely creative should you wish, and I love learning around my subjects to fill the curriculum with all the bits that were lopped off. In another world I'd be an author or inventor, but as a teacher I get to be both. - 2. What advice would you give for newcomers to twitter? In the sands of time, I can't reme

#bbcInterview with @kateowbridge

-           First tell us about yourself. So my name is Kate Owbridge, previously Kate Gilmore. I am 50 this summer and have been teaching since 1993 and a head since 2004. I am very close to my siblings: brother, sister. I love my nephew and nieces, walking in the countryside and Inspector Morse. I was brought up in south London where I lived for most of my life, but I now live in a Kentish hamlet with my partner Gary, a retired PE Head of Dept. -           1. Why teaching? What would you be if you weren’t a teacher? I wanted to be a fashion designer. I had all the ideas but I couldn’t sew well enough. Then I did work experience after my O levels in a Y3 class at a local school and I loved it. That was it. If I had my time again? I always think I’d do something more exciting, but the truth is, I love teaching. -           2. What advice would you give for newcomers to twitter? Examine your motives. It’s easy to get sucked into “how many followers have I got?” being the m

#bbcInterview with @_missiebee

-           First tell us about yourself.   I’m a year 5/6 teacher teaching in Oxfordshire. I’ve lived here for 2 years - I previously taught in Reading for 4 years. I love all things music (pretending I can sing, dance, play the piano) and particularly love musicals: my favourites are Book of Mormon, Hamilton, Half a Sixpence... okay, I can’t pick one I live with my fiancĂ© and our 2 cats, Moose and Milo! (That felt very self-indulgent) -           It’s meant to be. Can we remove “pretending”? No we cannot ;) -           1. Why teaching? What would you be if you weren't a teacher? I worked as a gymnastics coach for about 8 years. Even though my mum was a primary school teacher (she retired last year after 40 years!), she never swayed me towards it - I didn’t actually decide until the very last minute when doing my UCAS applications. If I didn’t teach, I would absolutely love to be involved in the West End, whether that be with lighting, music, makeup, or on stag