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Im so handsome! Originally uploaded by genna.rhodes. Feeling ridiculously happy this evening. Had two surprises today. Firstly, an ex-pupil popped in to school to say hello. In a small community, as Alness is, this shouldn’t be a huge deal but Ramseena moved back to Kerala in India last year. She turned up today in my [...]

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food 126 Originally uploaded by wjharrison77. My partner, D, works at the same school as I do. This week he and a group of children are taking part in an outdoor activity and conservation week in the Alladale Estate in Sutherland. When the school asked him to accompany the pupils I was green with envy. [...]

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Met my new Higher class today.  They are a lively bunch and seem very keen to do well.  This is their fourth year together as a class so they have a very strong group identity.  So much so, in fact, that this morning I had to fight the feeling that I was a guest in my own classroom.  [...]

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Almond Biscotti

food 164 Originally uploaded by wjharrison77. My kitchen has been well used this weekend. Perhaps even over-worked. Spent hours on Friday night making dishes to take to a hen day lunch -that’s a batchelorette party to non-Brits. Made a lentil salad, spiced couscous and an aubergine dish. That was the evening of the crab too. [...]

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Books Tag

I often read Mrs O’Neil’s education blog: inspiration galore for English teachers.  She has recently been tagged and left an open tag invitation to her readers.   I accepted.  Three questions: 1. How many books do you own? Probably about 200 in all (including 40-ish cookbooks).  Used to have many more but in the last year I [...]

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Mr Crab

crabOriginally uploaded by wjharrison77. I’m such a woose (sp?). My neighbour was diving on the west coast this afternoon and he caught a crab. As previously promised, this crab was mine! Now, I’m eternally grateful because a) I love crab, and b) Scottish crab is supposedly the best you can get. But I am rather [...]

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Annalisa’s Pasta Sauce

Annalisa & JussiOriginally uploaded by wjharrison77. Cracking day at school today. One of those days that had me bouncing like Tigger as I left the building. Can’t quite explain why it was so good either. It was a pretty average day, and that makes the fact that it was so good even better! This next [...]

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Ginger and Dhal

DhalOriginally uploaded by wjharrison77. Just received a text message from my parents who are currently on a Mediterreanian cruise. My mother, concerned about seasickness, wasn’t too keen on the whole two-weeks-on-a-ship idea and for weeks, nay, months my father seemed to be fighting a losing battle trying to persuade her to go. But crystalised gingers [...]

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Subject Co-ordinator

Had a very productive ASG meeting today.  The booklets, including all of our case studies, are being put together and distributed in schools next month, including a DVD with pupil/teacher interviews.  Going to ask my seniors if they are interested in being interviewed.  Imagine they’ll jump at the opportunity.  I’ll be very interested to hear [...]

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tomato pastaOriginally uploaded by wjharrison77. Tomorrow I’m off to Charleston Academy to meet with the other members of the Highland AiFL Associated Schools Group. Six (?) English teachers from across the region are meeting up to discuss our individual AiFL projects. I’ve written a case study based on the self-assessment/modelling technique I blogged about earlier [...]

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