Tag Archives: Mick Waters

Crushed: Jack Dee’s schooldays, and how he found his Element

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Why do so many of the guests on BBC Radio 4s “Desert Island Discs” talk about distressing and shocking experience of school? Why do so many who will never achieve prominence or celebrity status also do likewise? “Is it because … Continue reading

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How Can We Teach Creativity?

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What is creativity? Can it be taught? Can you teach teachers how to teach creativity? Or is creativity something that’s intrinsic – either you are creative or you’re not? As a child, I couldn’t draw. As an adult I’m relatively … Continue reading

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Arts and Education

Some years ago a young man from Sierra Leone started work at my school as a cleaner. A cheerful chap, he wandered into my classroom asking me politely if it was okay to start hoovering the carpet even though I … Continue reading

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