Tag Archives: love of learning

Drawing a Line with Chris Riddell: Children’s Laureate 2015-17

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“Do you have hands? Excellent. That’s a good start. Can you hold a pencil? Great. If you have a sketchbook, open it and start by making a line, a mark, wherever. Doodle. Take a line for a walk, as Paul … Continue reading

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#teacheroath: Swearing not Pledging

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Out-trending #xfactorresults last night was #teacheroath – a twitterstorm of response to a hashtag started by @teacherROAR. As someone said – who but teachers would give up part of their Sunday evening to take part in such an “event”? (Yes … Continue reading

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Young People Explain Exam Stress

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Today (Thursday 27th March) is the BBC News Schools Report day. It’s a fantastic opportunity for young people to be involved in presenting and making the news – an excellent example of co-production. http://www.bbc.co.uk/schoolreport/26516060 On Tuesday this week BBC Radio … Continue reading

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Crushing the Love of Learning

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“Let’s have an education that enables us to be fully alive human beings – and not simply a ‘utilitarian’ education” – Jeanette Winterson speaking on Radio 4’s Start The Week, this morning. *    *    *    * Continuing with the theme … Continue reading

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Look After the Pennies . . . .

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This is a genuine question. When did the future of the country’s economy become the primary determinant of education policy? When talking about the proposed National Curriculum for England this week, the Prime Minister said, “This revolution in education is … Continue reading

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Custodians of a Reading Tradition

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How many of us love a good read? When teaching a child to read, what are we aiming to do – equip them with a key skill for life or encourage a love of reading? Obviously both are important. What … Continue reading

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Academic Competitiveness

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Here’s an interesting question: “What’s your experience with academic competitiveness?” The person who asked it – Brenna Gee, who writes a favourite blog of ours called space2live – has recently posted a piece called I’d Rather Not Compete With You: … Continue reading

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