The trouble with schools is that they are full of structures we just don’t like to let go off. Some of you who have read some of my previous blogs or gone into some of the links will have read some of what is below and so to avoid you being put off reading to … Continue reading Blended Learning Part 2
The trouble with schools is we jump on to the next big thing and end out churning out the same old thing. I'm increasingly sounding old, I realise that, but I'm sort of settling into it, now that I realise I don't have to panic every time the latest terminology or model for education comes … Continue reading Blended Learning Part 1
The trouble with schools is they more often than not avoid taking a leap of faith and avoid any advice that challenges the status quo “On 26 March 2003, the Singapore Ministry of Health closed all primary schools, secondary schools, junior colleges and centralized institutions . . . The SARS outbreak reveals that many people … Continue reading The Next Steps
The trouble with schools is that they’re unbelievably difficult to reopen. I’m sorry, I feel I’m just adding to the writing frenzy out there at the moment by writing this, but I’m trying to clarify things in my head. If it helps with your thinking, great. As always, comments welcome. Lots of rumours come out with … Continue reading Weighing Scales and Biting Bullets
The trouble with schools is we just don’t know when and how they will reopen. This is one blog I really do need help with. Please do comment, even if it’s in total disagreement with me. Comment below, e-mail me, retweet the blog or whatever, just as long as we can all add to and … Continue reading Preparing to Reopen
The trouble with schools is that we’re still closed and I’m just not comfortable with that. There’s enough talk about all that’s going on just now and I’ve tried to keep out of it, but I do like to get my thoughts down and unlike Twitter etc, a blog is a quieter way to do … Continue reading Does our online learning reach everyone?
The trouble with schools is that we’re all still closed. I wanted to write so much more in my last post, but I was falling into the trap I described in that post. It is important we pace ourselves. However maybe I should have sprinted last week as I’m probably too late in writing this … Continue reading Giving Yr11 and 13 a sense of purpose
The trouble with schools is, we’re all closed! Should we be closed? What is the best way to engage learners at the moment? What’s happening with GCSEs and A Levels? When will we reopen? What will the long-term impact be on learners? What will the impact be on our own work ethic? How will we … Continue reading Pace ourselves
The trouble with schools is that they encourage leaders to look at the research first and not their own gut instinct, before they do anything. This is where I get accused of being a bit of a Philistine (can I use that term?), and perhaps I’m becoming old and jaded, but this is how I … Continue reading Do you trust your gut feelings?
Introduction The trouble with schools is we try to replicate things 'by the book' and it's not always for the best. While writing this mini-series of imperatives for schools in the 21st century, I've steered clear of giving actual examples and stuck to basic principles and rationale. I believe that practice should come from a … Continue reading A 21st Century Imperative 4 (Part 2)