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images-525Teaching has managed to work its way out of being a skilled occupation and has now reinvented itself as a model of utilitarianism. For a while being a teacher was to be part of some collective adventure, discovering the source of all desire for knowledge, drawing from the spring of enquiry, igniting the first flames that we had stolen from the gods. It moved very quickly into something that was more recognisable.

Teaching has become an assembly-line with teachers being dissuaded from using their knowledge, understanding, or insight, and asked to become mere operatives who are skilled in minor areas. There is not a panorama of experience out there any longer, but there are people who can perform decent, rudimentary jobs that ensure that the thing keeps on rolling.

Old stagers like me are seen as obsolete. We belong to the time before the revolution when classrooms were part of…

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This is the story of what happened to me when anxiety took a grip. I lost my senses, I lost my job, and I lost me. I then turned to writing to find those things that had gone missing. How can you teach when you believe that education is a business that is failing in its primary remit of helping to create a better society? Indeed, how can you teach when you believe that you have nothing of value to pass on? The book/blog is the story of my recovery from the absolute darkness of the early days. It is an Odyssey through my life over the last twelve months and a retracing of my steps to discover how I found myself there. More than all of that, it is a re-evaluation and a rejoicing of all that which I call life. Happy reading and I hope it helps. There is madness, Everyday Madness, and not all of it comes from within.

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