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Continuing with the theme of our recent post on fun and games – here’s a link to a TEDx talk on ‘learning methods’ – by a 13-year-old!
There are two reports in the media this week that we feel we should to draw to our readers’ attention. Both of them refer to Ofsted, and both outline some of the concerns that the teaching profession has about the new … Continue reading
Recently we wrote about Yoko Ono, explaining that in our opinion, she demonstrated many of the facets of what it is to be a multi-intelligent human being. She is thoughtful, spiritual, creative, philosophical and appears to be very knowledgeable of … Continue reading
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In today’s post we’re turning away from the negativity that’s been around this past week – the disturbing news about what our dear Secretary of State for education is doing or planning to do to the curriculum, the examination system, … Continue reading
There are some among us who regard Alastair Campbell as central to the New Labour cabal that destroyed the old Labour party, along with its values. There are some among us who despise New Labour and most of the things … Continue reading
What is going to happen to education if the current government loses the election in 2015? Are we going to return to the policies of New Labour with its “education, education, education” mantra that really meant “tests, tests, tests”? Or … Continue reading
I shall assume that your silence gives consent. – Plato. Yesterday’s post highlighted the teaching of phonics and the three teaching unions that are protesting about the new phonics tests. Leaders of three teachers’ unions have written to MPs urging … Continue reading
On and on rage the arguments about “synthetic phonics” and their use in learning to read. Consider this delightful sentence I came across in Pedant’s Corner in the Guardian recently: “These are tools that everyone should have in her/his armamentarium … Continue reading