September 25th, 2016
Are strict parents such a bad thing?
Andrea lay back, eyes closed, reclined on the wooden garden chair; her cold drink fizzed on the round wooden table by her side. The page of her book was marked by being open against the table. Her senses soaked in the sounds of the garden. Quiet music ebbed and flowed in the background, birds sang, there was a hum of wildlife. The sweet smell of the freshly mown lawn was being cut away by the first gentle wafts of the warm smoke from the barbecue.
A shrill cry of excitement made her jump. She looked around, lifting her sunglasses to survey the scene.
September 17th, 2016
A typical school punishment that will bring back memories. By a new writer to us.
Jennifer Wilson did not enjoy Geography. She wasn’t interested in maps, why it rained or the cause of earthquakes. The main reason she didn’t like Mr Knight was that he taught Geography.
Mr Knight loved teaching, and Geography was his subject. He also liked working with children; their enthusiasm to explore their world amazed him. He knew, though, that a disruption would affect the class’s ability to learn. When he first started teaching he was determined not to be like the teachers he’d grown up with, turning to corporal punishment at the first hint of trouble. For sometime he tried talking through problems and using positive reinforcement to promote good behaviour. He was genuinely disappointed how quickly some kids had worn him down and how he’d learned that the quickest way to restore order was to reach for his slipper.