23/02/2019

Knowledge or Skills?

Felix has competence with the skateboard. He can do it. He can do it rather well. He has learnt how to do it. The edu-twitter fanatics want to […]
23/02/2019

Death of Teaching

Mr Thomas came into teaching because he loved his subject. He loved explaining things to children. Now Mr Thomas is told to research how to teach. […]
22/02/2019

OFSTED Drowning Not Waving

Like many other teachers James was drowning. Drowning under the weight of accountability frameworks. Drowning under the pressure over which he had no control. To save […]
22/02/2019

OFSTED Myths

Cassie was caught red handed stealing food. Her mucky paws were everywhere and the whole family were disgusted by her behaviour. “What have you got to […]
22/02/2019

Cognitive Science Fads

Mrs Tibbycat was bombarded by messages about how best to feed her kittens. Had she read the latest research? Was she using applied Cognitive Science? Mrs […]
21/02/2019

Oldschool Textbooks

Sara is an “oldschool” teacher. Back in the day publishers produced textbooks and hundreds of schools bought them. Hundreds of teachers delivered lessons using the textbooks. […]
20/02/2019

Twitter Head Ache

One of Headteacher Joel’s staff has just tweeted that a person publicly supporting Islamic State,  should be allowed back into the UK. Now parents are writing […]
19/02/2019

OFSTED Consultation Con

Sharon has been teaching for many years under various OFSTED frameworks. Now she is being asked to comment on the latest OFSTED Framework proposals. She thinks […]
19/02/2019

OFSTED – Pressure

Headteacher Brian, aged 50. Every day between 9 am and 10.30 am, Brian waited for a call from the random OFSTED inspector who had the power […]
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