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Teaching: generational change

27 Jan

The next year or two will see a massive generational change in the teaching service as the Boomers retire or fall off the twig. I began my career way back in 1966, forty-one years ago. Not many teachers with that length of record were still in the service when I started, and once I moved to the Wollongong area in 1970 just about everyone seemed to be a twenty-something. Those days may be about to come round again.

I thought of this today as I was negotiating with a Year 11 boy, just back from the familial holiday visit to China, who wishes to start coaching next week. He is the cousin of Jessie, who was a Year 12 coachee last year. (God, now these coachees have lived their entire lives during the period I have known M!)

The Rabbit begins his teaching career proper on Monday in one of these schools. Good heavens, their Multicultural/ESL Consultant, Carol Marshman, is stationed in Wollongong! These people have been cut back severely in recent years. Where once maybe four consultants in this field covered from just north of Wollongong (The Shire) to the Harbour and west to around Ashfield, now one does that job. I can tell you from experience these consultants were mighty useful, but these days it must be hard for them to have an effect.

Schools in the Campbelltown area vary in their demographics. Be interesting to know more about the issues The Rabbit’s school will present. Perhaps we’ll learn more on his blog one day.

Meanwhile, my thoughts are with him. It can be a tough job, make no mistake, but it also has its rewards.

Perhaps my English and ESL site will be of some use. I note its usage is growing. Interesting too what people look at on the two sites. WordPress tells me a lot, but does not count the static pages when it indicates what people have visited. Sitemeter does, but in its free version only perserves the past 100 visits in detail, and these days that may only be half a day’s worth. It’s 86 so far today, with over twelve hours left. The most recent stats from Sitemeter has ranked visits thus:

14 https://ninglun.wordpress.com/
12 unknown
3 http://neilwhitfield.wordpress…ea-study-imaginative-journeys/
2 http://neilwhitfield.wordpress.com/
2 http://neilwhitfield.wordpress…/theme-unit-year-11-the-texts/
2 http://newfloating.blogspot.com/
2 http://newfloating.blogspot.com/2006/04/word-press-forums.html
2 https://ninglun.wordpress.com/2…nection-has-timed-out-firefox/
2 http://www.geocities.com/wuninglun/bard.html
1 http://neilwhitfield.wordpress…m/2006/12/03/a-debate-on-race/
1 http://neilwhitfield.wordpress…ing-model-essays-off-by-heart/
1 http://neilwhitfield.wordpress…write-up-a-science-experiment/
1 http://neilwhitfield.wordpress…w-can-i-learn-more-about-them/
1 http://neilwhitfield.wordpress…e-in-indirect-reported-speech/
1 http://neilwhitfield.wordpress…e-art-of-war-from-my-archives/
1 http://neilwhitfield.wordpress…-addition-to-writing-workshop/
1 http://neilwhitfield.wordpress…stices-of-the-nsw-uai-ranking/
1 http://neilwhitfield.wordpress.com/2007/01/24/are-you-here/
1 http://neilwhitfield.wordpress.com/student-help-guide/
1 http://neilwhitfield.wordpress.com/tag/english-language/
1 http://neilwhitfield.wordpress…ish-studies/literature-genres/
1 http://neilwhitfield.wordpress…ay-1-creative-writing-year-12/
1 http://neilwhitfield.wordpress…theme-unit-year-11-the-essays/
1 http://neilwhitfield.wordpress…year-12-extension-1-pomo-2002/
1 http://newfloating.blogspot.co…acobs-charismatic-jezebel.html
1 http://newfloating.blogspot.co…h-rope-with-andrew-denton.html
1 http://newfloating.blogspot.com/2005_06_01_archive.html
1 http://newfloating.blogspot.com/2006_01_01_archive.html
1 https://ninglun.wordpress.com/2006/05/
1 https://ninglun.wordpress.com/2…05/01/the-beaconsfield-miners/
1 https://ninglun.wordpress.com/2…tages-of-internet-advertising/
1 https://ninglun.wordpress.com/2…ng-church-and-the-tv-has-died/
1 https://ninglun.wordpress.com/2006/09/
1 https://ninglun.wordpress.com/2…ki-at-the-national-press-club/
1 https://ninglun.wordpress.com/2…big-brother-star-david-graham/
1 https://ninglun.wordpress.com/2…ti-and-with-the-tabloid-press/
1 https://ninglun.wordpress.com/2…english-paper-2-advanced-2006/
1 https://ninglun.wordpress.com/2…/waiting-for-atribalfusioncom/
1 https://ninglun.wordpress.com/2…-comment-on-jim-belshaws-blog/
1 https://ninglun.wordpress.com/2…-are-ya-a-muslim-or-something/
1 https://ninglun.wordpress.com/2…counter-on-intelligent-design/
1 http://booksandideas.blogspot….rom-drowning-book-reviews.html
1 http://booksandideas.blogspot….china-and-chinese-history.html
1 http://booksandideas.blogspot….ip-rizk-loving-our-global.html
1 http://booksandideas.blogspot….ay-m-newman-ed-holy-bible.html
1 http://booksandideas.blogspot…._01_booksandideas_archive.html
1 http://booksandideas.blogspot.com/search?q=bible
1 http://booksandideas.blogspot….-max=2006-03-31T09:44:00 11:00
1 https://ninglun.wordpress.com/2…ing-up-at-the-belvoir-in-2007/
1 https://ninglun.wordpress.com/2006/12/11/best-reads-of-2006/
1 https://ninglun.wordpress.com/2006/12/16/ive-been-reviewed/
1 https://ninglun.wordpress.com/2006/12/19/rather-good-dvd/
1 https://ninglun.wordpress.com/2…icultural-surry-hills-morning/
1 https://ninglun.wordpress.com/2007/01/
1 https://ninglun.wordpress.com/2…horough-reading-by-the-rabbit/
1 https://ninglun.wordpress.com/2…atuity-of-discussing-religion/
1 https://ninglun.wordpress.com/2007/01/21/ads-on-sbs/
1 https://ninglun.wordpress.com/2…-right-is-bad-with-statistics/
1 https://ninglun.wordpress.com/2…26/australia-day-survival-day/
1 https://ninglun.wordpress.com/e…century/about-the-christisons/
1 https://ninglun.wordpress.com/e…-century/about-the-whitfields/
1 https://ninglun.wordpress.com/fiction/poetry/remembering-neos/
1 https://ninglun.wordpress.com/my-canon-whats-yours/
1 https://ninglun.wordpress.com/m…history-and-the-da-vinci-code/
1 http://www.angelfire.com/realm/ninglun/
1 http://www.angelfire.com/realm…un/index.blog?topic_id=1029261
1 http://www.geocities.com/wuninglun/tempest.html?200726

That’s “entry pages”. It does show the static pages get quite a few visits.

24 hours later

14 https://ninglun.wordpress.com/
9 unknown
3 http://neilwhitfield.wordpress…ea-study-imaginative-journeys/
3 https://ninglun.wordpress.com/2…storic-for-indigenous-justice/
2 http://neilwhitfield.wordpress…ing-model-essays-off-by-heart/
2 http://neilwhitfield.wordpress…theme-unit-year-11-the-essays/
2 https://ninglun.wordpress.com/2…he-mouth-over-the-aussie-flag/
2 http://www.geocities.com/wuninglun/bard.html



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