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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No, they bought their SUV because it's go-anywhere vibe appealed and it looks cool outside school as junior is deposited for another day at the chalkface.
NAME: Alison Hammond AGE: 44 FROM: Birmingham FAMOUS FOR: Appearing as a contestant on Big Brother and going on to become a presenter for ITV's This Morning RANDOM FACT: Alison joined the Central Junior Television Workshop aged 11 and appeared in numerous TV dramas, including Boon, Chalkface and Locksmith.
The Sunday Times (January 13) reports her pursuing a combination of a new enlightened approach with the understanding of daily chalkface realities of school life.
Teachers and stress pressure of life at the chalkface., from http://www.timesofmalta.com
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.
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. Provide Education works with over 2,000 teachers to help them find supply teaching posts, and sometimes permanent jobs, in hundreds of schools.
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 analysis in this article is based on a wide range of collective experience working in this area: teaching at the chalkface; working within a number of localities to develop bottom-up solutions; researching and writing about education reform for a variety of think tanks, businesses and other organisations, and speaking with scores of policy experts and other stakeholders.
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. There was a series of similar comments we received from teachers who were extremely passionate in their responses and cited similar conditions that their students were dealing with on an everyday basis--some of these responses had a similar tone of anger as expressed in the comment above, yet others were a lamentation, with the despair that the teachers felt embedded in every phrase.