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?

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 written for a number of publications and organisations including:

Scholastic, Pearson, Picture News, eteach, Teach Primary, Teach Secondary, Teach Early Years, Teach Reading and Writing, SENCo, Teacher Toolkit, Technology and Innovation, Capita SIMS, SecEd, Headteacher Update, Third Space Learning, Lessonbox, DoodleMaths, Busy Things, Cornerstones Education, School House Magazine, School Report, Private Schools, Teachers Register, Playtimes, Creative Teaching and Learning, K’NEX Education, Casio, Rising Stars, Collins, Keen Kite, Komodo Maths, EdComs, School Travel Organiser, Teaching Drama, Optimus, Infomentor, Maths – No Problem and many more.

Every day really is a school day.

Find me on Twitter @John_Dabell

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