Welcome to John Dabell’s blog site.

In my site you will find thoughts, ideas, resources, reviews, news and commentary relating to all things ‘education’ and other topical stuff that interests me.

Who am I?

Disabled Teacher, Author, Reviewer, Womble, Threshold Adventurer. I’m interested in the art, alchemy and craft of teaching, learning and assessment.

I trained as a primary school teacher 25 years ago, starting my career in London and then I taught in a range of schools in the Midlands. In between teaching jobs, I worked as an Ofsted inspector (no hate mail please!), national in-service provider, project manager, writer and editor. I also worked for 6 years with Nottinghamshire Police.

I sadly had to retire from full-time teaching as I developed head and neck cancer. As a result of this I had most of my tongue removed and that makes teaching pretty tough. I have had to adapt and so now work as a writer, editor and resource reviewer otherwise known as a ‘literary labourer’. I am now fighting head and neck cancer for a second time.

See the ‘Services’ I have to offer and who I have written for.

Every day really is a school day and remember…..

No one can do everything, but everyone can do something.

Find me on Twitter @John_Dabell

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