7 episodes

Short stories, poetry, and thoughts about Education, Politics and Culture

Telling Stories Old Greyowl

    • Fiction

Short stories, poetry, and thoughts about Education, Politics and Culture

    Asking the Questions

    Asking the Questions

    A short story about one teacher's interview to be a Secondary Deputy Head, the latest in a long line of unsuccesful interviews. Of all the questions that entails, the most important are those that you decide not to to ask....

    • 27 min
    Episode 6 Don't Smile before Christmas, part 2

    Episode 6 Don't Smile before Christmas, part 2

    A short story. When Ed starts his teacher training year he is excited and just a little worried. He was right to be....

    • 25 min
    Episode 5 Don't Smile Before Christmas, part 1

    Episode 5 Don't Smile Before Christmas, part 1

    A short story. When Ed starts his teacher training year he is excited and just a little worried. He was right to be....

    • 30 min
    The Chains He Forged - a Ghost story for Christmas

    The Chains He Forged - a Ghost story for Christmas

    Ben Marley has climbed his way up the greasy pole  to finally become Headteacher. All the scams and tricks and double dealing of his ruthless pursuit of advancement come back to haunt him when he finds himself back in his old school one last time on Christmas Eve as darkness falls.

    • 35 min
    Episode 2 Three Poems

    Episode 2 Three Poems

    A reading of three poems with some commentary and suggestions for use in the classroom. The poems are: "Cultural Capital", with some thoughts on the inadequacy of OFSTED's conceptualization of that topic, "What Were They Like?" with some ideas on using this to get students to write their own version of Levertov's original, and Casting Spells and some thoughts on the power of reading aloud.

    • 18 min
    Episode 3 September

    Episode 3 September

    A new short Story by The Old Grey Owl. Anna always looked forward to September, with its promise of a new start. But new starts never last.

    • 29 min

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