chalkface


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chalkface

(ˈtʃɔːkˌfeɪs)
n
(Education) informal
a. the work or art of teaching in a school, esp classroom teaching as distinct from organizational responsibilities (esp in the phrase at the chalkface)
b. (as modifier): chalkface experience.
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chalkface

[ˈtʃɔːkfeɪs] N the teacher at the chalkfaceel maestro en su clase, el profesor delante de la pizarra
those at the chalkfacelos que enseñan
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Based on these twin research thrusts, the note argues that the higher education chalkface is a vital arena for ASEAN community-building, and pleads for a more concerted effort to link politics and pedagogy.
They work at the chalkface of capital's weakest link, labour-power.
If policymakers are serious about redressing the nation's skills imbalance, then we must be mindful of not pressing too hard on those at the chalkface.
He had spent 15 years as a teacher in the south of England, and after 10 months away from the classroom has now gone back into teaching modern foreign languages at secondary schools in Yorkshire, helped by Brighouse-based recruitment specialists Provide Education, and is backing the company's campaign to encourage more teachers back to the chalkface.
Come tomorrow, you'll be back at work, selfishly earning a crust, toiling away at the office or in the hospital or at the chalkface all for the sheer unadulterated fun of it, when you should be at home rustling up healthy, hearty meals from scratch.
The shift of blame that this teacher describes as occurring from the regional director to the principal to the staff, was a pattern across many of the responses, as is the description of good programs that have been lost because of the ways in which the NAPLAN accountability agenda is being enacted at the chalkface.
A FORMER teacher has swapped the chalkface for a career working in the oil and gas industry.
Instead of rubbishing teachers, ministers should listen to the voice of those at the chalkface who are seeing the impact of this Government's policies on the lives and life chances of children and young people, such as increasing hunger and anxiety.
But she's getting a taste of life at the chalkface when new S4C drama Gwaith Cartref begins this week.
As an actress, she has starred in TV dramas from Boon to Chalkface, Locksmith, Yes and Palace Hill.