Let’s all shout our good news from the rooftops

Too often teaching is portrayed in a negative light in the media these days – but maybe we can change perceptions of the profession by using different language

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When I was at university, I met a student who remains a good friend today. She is an American with a wicked sense of humour. When learning German, she was taught the phrase, “Germany is the size of California.” Analiese, being Analiese, changed this to say, “Germany is ONLY the size of California.” With the addition of that one word, she changed it from a fact to a boast. She was just playing with words and never used this phrase to upset any German friends (to the best of my knowledge!). But she showed that one word has the power to change the entire tone of a sentence.

Perhaps the same is ...

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