22/09/2019

Action Research

Like many teachers, Tom hoped to improve learning in his classroom. He wanted to find out if pupils wrote better with sharp pencils. Someone on Twitter […]
30/08/2019

The Teaching Expert

Dr Miranda says she is a “teaching expert”. She appears on TV and radio and gives her “expert” views on what teachers think. Self awareness is […]
27/08/2019

Evidence Based Twaddle

Simon and Rowena have noticed that in education circles today, everything has to be “EVIDENCE” based. Evidence based learning! Evidence informed curriculum! As long as it […]
22/08/2019

Roman History

What have the Romans ever done for us? Aye? What? Just tell me one thing!
10/07/2019

Lesson Starters

Mr Smith had been teaching longer than he would like to admit. He did try to keep up to date. Some said he was rather late […]
09/07/2019

Brain Gym

Simon remembers all those CPD sessions on Brain Gym. He particularly liked having his “brain button” pressed. All this has now been dismissed as bunkum. But […]
09/07/2019

Crossing Red Lines

Gerald trained as a teacher in the 1980s, As a professional! Now there are so many red lines he is not allowed to cross. “Sod it”, […]
09/07/2019

Direct Instruction

Geography teacher Mr Simons has been teaching for 30 years. What he calls “teaching” is now hailed as “Direct Instruction“. “There’s nothing new in teaching”, says […]
09/07/2019

Parent Emails

She had been dreading this all day. Head of Year Mrs Jones had that sinking feeling!
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