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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Roman History

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

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 […]

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 […]

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”, […]

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 […]

Parent Emails

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