Tag Archives: 3Di Model of Intelligences

Radio 4 Today, Intuition and Solving the World’s Problems.

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From time to time the Today programme on Radio 4 broadcasts an item that actually sheds light on an interesting and/or important topic, in which the two speakers who are brought on to debate the topic find they agree with … Continue reading

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A revolution in the way we think and feel about food? A few tips from Amsterdam.

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Finished your Easter chocolate? How do you feel when you see a large empty box that once contained what looked like a month’s supply of chocolate? Embarrassed? Ashamed? Obese? According to Ruby Tandoh, writing in the Guardian, you shouldn’t feel … Continue reading

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“Creating a Culture” – A Report on Behaviour in Schools

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Tom Bennett, England’s “behaviour tsar”, has today published a report on behaviour in schools entitled “Creating a Culture – How school leaders can optimise behaviour”. https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/602487/Tom_Bennett_Independent_Review_of_Behaviour_in_Schools.pdf The report recommends Behaviour in schools should be tracked and collated through anonymised surveys. … Continue reading

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Another Look at Empathy, in an Era of Selfishness and Alternative Facts

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A recent Guardian headline:   Think empathy makes the world a better place? Think again …   https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/feb/19/think-empathy-makes-world-better-place-think-again   Well we’ve “thought again” and we DO think empathy makes the world a better place. As do many of those who … Continue reading

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Children’s Mental Health Week 2017: Action not Polemics – Déjà vu

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It’s Children’s Mental Health Week 2017, and we’re again disappointed to report that despite repeated calls for action regarding the increasingly poor mental health of our children and young people, effective policy change has not happened. Increase in funding?  – … Continue reading

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Educational Choices – Who Decides?

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‘Choice’ is a word that’s sadly missing from children’s education. So-called ‘creative’ subjects and arts subjects don’t feature in the ‘essential’ GCSEs prescribed by our politicians (though we know that many teachers of the subjects that are included in the … Continue reading

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Sir Michael Wilshaw, CentreForum and Comprehensive Education

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Earlier this month Sir Michael Wilshaw gave a speech at CentreForum – a charity that “develops evidence-based research to influence both national debate and policy making”. Wilshaw’s speech was largely focused on attainment and projected outcomes – as one would … Continue reading

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