A couple of years ago I weeded this book from the school library, but not before I took some photos of. Then I forgot about the photos until I had to clear space on my phone. Here, for your tweeting pleasure, are some of the greatest hairstyles of the 90s. #hairstylefile
I like to call this one the Sydney Opera House, although it was tempting to start the whole NSW V Victoria Scallops war again...
Staying with the Australian theme, I give you The Wave Rock:
But I ran out of OzInspo. Here's The Bramble: hope she doesn't find any faeries in there, mean little buggers that they are.
I mean, this has to be The Lady Godiva, right? (Psst, lady, you forgot your clothes.)
Turning to 90s America iconography, here we surely have what can only be called The Kramerette.
And let's not forget the male-identifying folk among us: a round of indraw breaths for The Reverse Eshay:
Look, I actually quite like this one. I tried for decades to get my hair to look like that. I don't know why she's dressed up as if she's about to serve canapes, though. Let's just call it The Double Dip, because who hasn't been guilty of that.
Bananarama had a lot to apologise for:
The Before and After Sydney Summer Storm:
Be seduced by The Medusa 😬
The Dread Pirate Bob:
The Mum I Forgot My Lunch No Darling It's On Your Head:
The Johnette Derp
The Wendy's Special:
And finally, I give you 🥁🥁🥁 surely a tribute to the queen of 90s weirdness, The Juliette Lewis Chandelier!
Holy crap I just checked and the pub date of this volume of delights is 2003!!! Oh well, they all look very 90s to me. Enjoy.

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Some good things happened at school recently that have borne out my decades-long advocacy of selecting texts that meet the students’ needs, interests and abilities rather than falling back on The Canon and what we think is both Good For Them and in our comfort zone as teachers.
I share a pretty disengaged Year 10 class with my HT. We decided to teach @claire_zorn’s One Would Think the Deep this term, and it was such a great choice. When my HT read them the first couple of chapters in class, she said you could have heard the proverbial pin drop.
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My final observation on teaching from home before return to school on Monday. As you will remember, schools were reassured several times about the need for consistency and an ability to plan ahead. So in good faith that's what we did. Executive staff put in ridiculous hours...
planning what school would look like based on dates that shifted several times. So every time that happened, everything had to be re-organised. The new Premier's unilateral decision to bring us back a week early, released to the media first, of course, less than 24 hours
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The big dog’s owners were clearly shocked and got him out of there. Little corgi was OK but still very fearful.

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I thought people might appreciate a bit of an insight into how things are for teachers during lockdown. Please note this is just my personal experience, and is not a whinge or a plea for sympathy. I am fine, but it's hard, and all kinds of things are out of our control.
My load this year is 3 days English, 2 days library. At the start of lockdown, I had just one class (Year 8) that I didn't share at least one period with other teachers. My HT and I share a Year 9 and a Year 10 class, and I had one or two periods of other people's Year 8 classes.
Once lockdown started, this is how responsibility for posting work went: obviously, I'm 100% responsible for my own Year 8 class, and I took on the main responsibility for another Year 8 class where the split was 4/3 and the other teacher has young kids at home.
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All day I have been listening to experts talk about the pros and cons of closing schools. Not a SINGLE ONE has mentioned the health and well-being of the teachers and admin and other adult staff who keep schools open every day.
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I mean, I’ve known since I was an undergraduate how badly people disrespect teachers, but I didn’t realise until this week that we were considered so utterly dispensable.
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Following this thread from earlier in the term, I'm continuing to do book talks to promote wide reading with English classes from various grades. (3 in one day on Monday! Phew!) Talking one-on-one to the kids about their reading habits (or lack thereof) is proving very revealing.
I'm really explicit with the kids about why reading for pleasure is important, but also with the Year 10s I really hammer home that if they do not start right now building up their focus and attention soan, their reading muscles, then they are going to be at a huge disadvantage.
Of course, the non-readers already are, and they have a real battle ahead to make new habits and lost ground.

Anyway, here's what the non-readers seem to be consistently suggesting to me: they have this idea that to read a book, you have to READ THE BOOK:
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