A week in my shoes 25th-31st October 2014

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It’s Friday and still half term. What have you been up to this week?

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Following the Digitally Confident Conference at the Sage Gateshead, I thoroughly enjoyed listening to Graham
Brown-Martin deliver his keynote. So, I bought Learning {Re}imagined. Brilliant read.

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Monday – time to be great!

https://highheelsandhighnotes.wordpress.com/2014/10/27/its-monday-you-are-great/

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Spent the day preparing my garden for winter. It always looks so bare once all the bedding plants have been removed and other plants pruned. Although I hadn’t realised how many leaves had collected. With the help of the Flymo garden vac to blow them all into one place and 19 bin bags later, it all ended up at my local household waster depo.

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My day!

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Lovely birthday spent with my Dad, Mum too. Afternoon tea at Rockliffe Hall followed by a flute of Prosecco.

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It’s Friday.

Continuing the birthday celebrations today! Hendricks time!

Have an ORRsome weekend.

ORRsome blog posts from the week that was. Week 42

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ORRsome blog posts hitting this weeks’s timelines.

Tom Sherrington
http://headguruteacher.com/2014/10/24/10-silver-arrows-ideas-to-penetrate-the-armour-of-ingrained-practice/

Harry Webb
http://websofsubstance.wordpress.com/2014/10/26/four-easy-steps-to-improve-teaching/

James Theobald
http://othmarstrombone.wordpress.com/2014/10/27/workload-and-finally-monsieur-a-wafer-thin-mint/

John Tomsett
http://johntomsett.com/2014/10/26/this-much-i-know-about-the-best-thing-school-leaders-can-be-doing-day-in-day-out/

Sue Cowley
https://suecowley.wordpress.com/2014/10/26/politetwitter/

Northern Rocks

Laura Jackson
http://mrsjacksonmusic.wordpress.com/2014/10/26/ks4-music-excellent-courses/

Alex Quigley
http://www.huntingenglish.com/2014/10/25/teacher-workload-shadow-ofsted/

Martin Robinson
http://martinrobborobinson.wordpress.com/2014/10/04/the-future-is-wise/

Stuart Lock
http://mrlock.wordpress.com/2014/10/25/one-of-the-lucky-40-anyas-story-part-1/

http://mrlock.wordpress.com/2014/10/25/anyas-story-part-two/

Emma Hardy
http://emmaannhardy.wordpress.com/2014/06/12/northern-rocks-nrocks-the-compilation-version/

Andy Warner
http://andywarner78.wordpress.com/2014/10/24/the-big-question-raising-challenge-by-dropping-objectives/

Those that can, teach.
http://thosethatcanteach.wordpress.com/2014/10/26/intelligent-accountability-remembering-why-we-teach/

Workload: “And finally, monsieur, a wafer-thin mint…”

Othmar's Trombone

Maître-D’: Today we have for appetisers: moules marinières, pâté de foie gras, Beluga caviar, eggs Benedictine, tart de poireau — that’s leek tart — frogs’ legs amandine, or oeufs de caille Richard Shepherd — c’est-à-dire, little quails’ eggs on a bed of puréed mushroom. It’s very delicate, very subtle.

Mr Creosote: I’ll have the lot.

[Pause]

Maître-D’: A wise choice, monsieur. And now, how would you like it served? All mixed up together in a bucket?

Mr Creosote: With eggs on top.

Maître-D: But of course, avec les oeufs frites.

Mr Creosote: And don’t skimp on the pâté.

Maître-D: Monsieur, I can assure you, just because it is mixed up with all the other things we would not dream of giving you less than the full amount.

The bilious Mr. Creosote: undeniably one of the Monty Python team’s…

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