My physical difficulties have been far from rib-tickling…

Struggling through work with a couple of broken ribs has given Tom Starkey an insight into the difficulties faced by learners with mobility problems

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I'm writing this having cracked a couple of ribs after an unfortunate encounter with a staircase that bested me both physically and intellectually. I’m not at death’s door (although given my tendency towards the dramatic, you probably wouldn’t be able to tell) but I am in a fair bit of pain and my mobility is down for the count.

Luckily for me, I’ve not got classes, so I can just about shuffle through the day (a shuffle that becomes distinctly more pronounced if I believe it’ll garner more sympathy) but it did make me think about the physicality of teaching. Yes, what I do doesn’t really ...

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