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Celebrating the End of Year with Middle & High School Students
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Hello, hello, hello-- The SuperHERO Teacher here to talk about wrapping up the end of the year with a celebration!  Whether you're teaching 8th graders and they are moving on to high school or 12th graders and they are entering the "real" world, a celebration can do wonders for your …

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GOOD COUNSEL
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We have a spare bed again. Our latest has left. The gentle, frightened, musically talented, passive, compliant, nearly-adult young man with what everyone continues to call 'mental health issues'. He was so vulnerable , you just wanted to wrap him in cotton wool. He was small for his age, sm…

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FOSTER CARE FORTNIGHT
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Foster Care Fortnight starts soon. Most of the fellow foster parents I know are too busy fostering to get their heads up on national campaigns and what have you, but Blue Sky are behind it and we thought it was something to flag up on the SFC blog. You can get the works on it at their site, Google;…

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Collaborative Writing Activities
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By Presto Plans   A few years ago I became a part-time student and enrolled in a master's course called Writing Instruction .   The professor took a unique approach by having us, a group of English teachers, write our own poetry and fiction.   It was an eye-opener.   I realized that somewhere b…

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THE TEA CUP PROBLEM
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A teacher in our family says that two of her best friends and allies at school are her selective deaf ear and blind eye. Same in fostering. She says that if she picked up on every single thing that the students shouldn't be doing or saying she wouldn't get any teaching done. And I find that…

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Goodbye from BBC Local Radio?
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Is this the end of BBC local radio? As we commemorate the 50th anniversary of Frank Gillard's dream, is its future in peril? Ofcom's draft new pan-BBC licence appears to permit a BBC local service which is largely networked - with sparse local news bulletins and a few local features; target…

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A LONG GOOD FRIDAY
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Sometimes you can tell right from the off if a day isn't going to go well. Children in foster care occasionally get out of bed on the wrong side and there's not much can be done. I learned the hard way to have my antenna twitching from my first  cheery 'Good Morning!'. If there'…

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