Andrew Philip Mexi Yiallouros

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Don't come to New Zealand, British teachers warn colleagues back home

Two British teachers hired to help fill Auckland's desperate teacher shortage are warning other foreign teachers not to come because of the …

Fake news?

Journalists are not out to intentionally deceive…<p>I just watched as a CNN reporter inadvertently confirm that he was completely unaware of what the …

End Education Politics

Why are there continual problems in education? What if I said most of you have no right to comment…<p>My personal opinion is that it is the …

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How to write any essay and get a top mark!: Or How to Hack the Religious Studies, Ethics or Philosophy A-level (& Politics and Other Essay) Exams…and get an A*! Kindle Edition

For AQA, OCR, and Edexcel, New and Old courses! Unit/Course/Specification codes: 7061, 7062, 2060, 7171, 7172, 2175, H172, H572, H173, H573, 8RS01, …

Standing Rock

I’d been hearing a lot about Standing Rock and sharing as an attempt at a response, but not doing much else. Then I kept seeing snakes for a couple …

Free Lunch! (and Dinner!)

Here’s an email we received that we are sharing here because we think it’s just such a great thing! We should all increase our eating of vegetarian …

The Rule of Law: an open letter to Liz Truss

***Looking for a post about writing and getting published? Sorry! This post is on a different subject altogether. Normal service will be resumed …

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Gastronomique!

What is a Gastronomique, how to have one and how to dine like they did in the golden eras…<p>Meal times are an ancient thing. We have been cooking as …

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Pratchuap Khiri Khan - Travel Review - Why you have to go!

Pratcha or Pratchuap or Pracha Khiri Khan; a true slice of heaven…<p>Wow, oh wow! I’m sitting in Pratchaup Khiri Khan and I can’t get over how great it …

Why RE is important; community cohesion

What does Religious Education contribute…community cohesion and more…also one for the militant atheists and Brexiteers!<p>In 2000 The Future of …

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Do alternative therapies work?

What’s the truth behind alternative therapies….<p>Have you ever seen a blind taste test? You know, a test where someone is given a glass of coca cola …

Alternative therapies?

A look at the various options for healing from the experiences of Andrew Yiallouros…<p>I was flat footed when I was younger so my mum took me to a …

The future of education?

What is the future of education… The concept of a bunch of kids sitting in a classroom, “receiving” education is still the prevalent one today, there …

The multi-subjective view

How to limit the problems of subjectivity…<p>We can’t ever be objective, we can’t ever step outside ourselves and see things as they truly are. We have …

The Theory of Recurrence

An observation about reality, leading to truth…<p>So, I’ve been working on this probably the most out of everything, thinking about it day and night for …

Not Just A Supply

The life of a (supply) teacher is hard, but rewarding, and other complaints…<p>Just a little note to all my teacher colleagues: beep you! Yes, that’s …

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Crab Economics

A Commonsensible approach to economic history, theory and future…<p>Ok so imagine you’ve got a big fish tank. It’s empty except for a million tiny …

Festivals as a social gamechanger

The festival world is at the cuting edge of what our future society will, or should, look like…<p>In a field or outside space somewhere, possibly right …

Wonderfruit Music Festival - Travel Review & Low Down

All about Asia’s newest music festival from the inside…<p>I was finishing up a tour of the US after Burning Man, doing a bit of cooking and sightseeing, …

Koh Si Chang - Travel Review - A Thai Island Like It Used To Be

Or Koh Sichang, a Thai island, like they used to be…<p>A lot of people in Thailand say “Like Thailand used to be” or “The old Thailand,” normally …

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Pai - Travel Review - a hidden gem of Thailand

The hidden gem of Thai culture…<p>Pai is a name of a tiny town in the north of Thailand that you should not see in the same context with classical Thai …

Thailand - Travel Review

Thailand is a paradise, an ideal place to chill, unwind, eat well, live well and enjoy yourself…<p>It’s no wonder it’s a top place of choice for …

Travel inspiration

Where we’ve been and why you can go there too…<p>Travelling is scary, there’s lots to do, think about and plan for, there’s lots of unknowns and a life …