Tag Archives: values and virtues

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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The Educators, KIPP Schools and Multi-intelligent Approaches to Education

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BBC Radio Four’s “The Educators” returned this week with a trip to Harlem to interview Dave Levin, co-founder of the KIPP Charter schools in the USA. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06ptw79 These schools were set up in economically deprived areas of the US with … Continue reading

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Enough of these school killings – prevention is better than cure

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Here is the news. “A 16-year-old boy has died from his injuries following a stabbing at a school in Aberdeen” The Guardian, today. “Sweden school attack: horror as sword attacker kills teacher and pupil” The Guardian, 22nd October October 1st … Continue reading

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Chinese School and Testing Factories

Just when you think our media can sink no lower in its coverage of education in Britain the BBC comes up with a new series it calls “Are our kids tough enough? Chinese School” – to be screened from 9.00 … Continue reading

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Inside Out and A Child of our Times

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Radio 4’s ‘Today’ programme today contained a superficial item on ‘brain science’ and on human emotions – hanging a discussion on a new Pixar movie (plug) called Inside Out. The Guardian’s review of the movie tells us “It’s about what’s … 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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