Easter holidays of 2014 I went on the most amazing trip, I learnt so much about History. Over the next few Wondering Wednesdays I am going to share them with you. Mostly as pictures because they Speak 1000 times better than words.

This is Krakow Poland, each night the last post is played from the church belltower over the main square and cloth Hall market. It is reminder of the past which this city holds.

Auschwitz is the nearest concentration camp, I visited and learnt so much about the horror of war. It was something 1000 text books couldn’t convey, it’s a feeling like no other. I have spoken to people who have visited other concentration camps, they all say Auschwitz stands alone. Maybe it is because of the stories we have, maybe it is that 1/6 Jewish people who died in WWII died there in that once place, maybe it’s that the only camp stands as it was. Either way I as a teacher learnt more walking the grounds about humanity and Discrimination than any Class had ever taught me.

There’s a lot to be said about experiencing something before you teach about it.



Article review: An Australian approach to feminism in the UK

I work in a female strong industry where there is a struggle to find men willing to be teachers. In the last two schools I have worked in (one in Aus and One in the Uk) I have had the whole administration team be female. And yet they are making decisions about students who are 50% male. They like I have no experience of being a boy, know experience of being a boy in a school. In this industry sexist behaviour is reversed about some things.  For example it is presumed that man want to move away from the classroom and into admin.

This article got me thinking about my uni days, were the boys doing a education degree were offered a scholarship of sorts to study, purely because they were male. Unfair right? But how about scholarships that offer places for girls only would you or I feel the same.

An Australian approach to feminism in the UK.