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: