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Roland Martin - Issue #27

“It ain’t whatcha write, it’s the way atcha write it.” —Jack Kerouac

Roland Martin

July 5 · Issue #27 · View online
Headmaster - City of London Freemen's school; Chief Officer - City of London - '...write things worth reading, or do things worth the writing' Benjamin Franklin

“It ain’t whatcha write, it’s the way atcha write it.”
—Jack Kerouac

As my head has been somewhat down this morning, and over the weekend - attempting to access my school’s report writing platform to add some headmasterly comments - a handful of articles has been brought to my attention. Some are meant for teachers, some for parents, some for Australians (perhaps fitting given that we are currently hosting Ozzie tourists on the cricket field). Take from them what you will … but hopefully some wry amusement, as is most definitely intended.
Humour aside, there is a more pertinent point about language; here is a sensible antidote from Samantha Mosher who works both with middle school children, and their literacy teachers, in New York: 
The Power of Our Words - Samantha Mosher
J. B. Priestley made an interesting observation - although in his day, teachers would’ve been far less accountable - “As we read the school reports on our children, we realize a sense of relief that can rise to delight that thank Heaven nobody is reporting in this fashion on us.”

Forgive me now, if I bow out and try to crack another fifty before the day really starts.
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