Steve Eddison

Infamy, infamy, my class all had it in for me…

It’s all fun and games being co-conspirators with your pupils – until they decide to drop you in it

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We were in on it together from the start. We shared knowing winks and giggles. We pulled hilarious faces behind her back. We were joint conspirators, tied together by our misdeeds; brothers and sisters united in a confederacy of illicit humour; partners in comedic crime.

At least, that’s what I thought. But then they dropped me in it at the first opportunity. How sharper than several serpents’ teeth it is to teach thankless children.

It began with a puppet. We use them quite a lot in the integrated resource unit where I teach on Thursdays. The children there have learning difficulties and ...

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