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Mental Wellbeing: The Need for Personal and Social Development

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We know that there’s been an increase in mental health problems for young people. This should concern everybody – teachers, parents and the whole of society. Depression and stress, self-harming, the inability to be resilient in the face of significant … Continue reading

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Human Rights Day, Maslow, Human Needs and Intelligent Responses

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The 1940s are chiefly remembered as a time of war, suffering and austerity. However, we should remember that during that decade some of our best and most creative minds were thinking about and writing about human needs and human rights. … Continue reading

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Ofsted and Personal Development Judgement

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The latest Ofsted Framework has been released ready for use in September. There are some significant changes, particularly regarding the limiting judgement of “Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare”. https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/436039/School_inspection_handbook_from_September_2015.pdf It is this section that we are writing about today. The … Continue reading

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“A Hard Problem”: Human Consciousness and Intelligence

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Anyone with an urge to study human behaviour, human consciousness and human intelligences should consider becoming a teacher – a profession whose practitioners engage in a lifetime of observation of what makes us and makes our behaviour so complex. Consider … Continue reading

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How can we do the right thing?

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Of the six intelligences we describe in our 3D model, the one that involves no thought and no logic is the one that’s the least considered and sometimes the hardest to comprehend. We’re talking here about instinctual intelligence – a … Continue reading

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“More than a checklist of competences” – Guardian editorial on education

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Still feeling dismayed by the hard-line ‘traditionalist’ element at the London Festival of Education (#LFE15) we invite readers to insert the word ‘schools’ wherever ‘universities’ and ‘higher education’ occur in this recent Guardian editorial: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/feb/27/guardian-view-on-higher-education-beyond-bean-counters The noble idea that a … Continue reading

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A Creative Approach to the New Curriculum

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As we said in our previous post, schools in England are faced with yet another revision of the National Curriculum this term. We’ve seen the headlines – fractions for five year olds (many of us spoke with children about fractions … Continue reading

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