Tag Archives: Michael Rosen

#KidsStrike3rdMay – Let Kids Be Kids

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We can’t let #KidsStrike3rdMay go by without publishing a blog post on this superb intiative that’s put high stakes tests back on England’s national agenda. “Sats are making learning nit-picky and joyless “: One parent’s open letter explaining why she … Continue reading

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Talking With Children about Death and Loss

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Children are naturally inquisitive. They’re also naïve and innocent in the main. Yet they’re not ignorant and they’re not immune from the feelings and the anguish of others. The recent atrocities in Paris will probably not have escaped their notice, … Continue reading

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Sir Ken Robinson’s “Creative Schools”: Some Preliminary Thoughts

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Before publishing our thoughts on Sir Ken Robinson’s latest book “Creative Schools: Revolutionising Education from the Ground Up”, we’ll make a brief comment on education bloggers and their opinions. Anybody who goes to the trouble to write at length about … Continue reading

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Michael Rosen’s Letters to the Secretary of State

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Michael Rosen has another of his letters to the Secretary of State in today’s Guardian, highlighting the vital point that education remains in the hands of inexperienced politicians rather than experienced professionals – unchallenged due to legislation that gives almost … Continue reading

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Sharing Books and World Book Day UK

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Thursday 6th March is “World Book Day”. In fact, it’s not World Book Day – it’s UK World Book Day. The rest of the world celebrates on the 23rd April. In Britain, the earlier date was chosen to avoid Easter … Continue reading

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A Festival of Education – Some Initial Observations

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It’s hard know where to begin with this post on the Festival of Education at Wellington College. Since I’m still feeling riled by Toby Young’s comment about child centred education being “balls”, that would seem an appropriate place to kick … Continue reading

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Tests, Lies and High Stakes . . . (Sorting Sheep from Goats)

Reading an article on Michael Rosen’s blog this morning started me thinking about my own schooldays, and how in many ways today’s intellectual climate and mainstream ideas about education, schools and testing haven’t really moved on in this country since … Continue reading

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