The trouble with schools is . . . yes, you’ve guessed it, they’re still closed. I start with an apology. I really can’t shake virus related issues out of my head at the moment and so I’m far too distracted to write anything meaningful about practice in schools. Hopefully the next one. I attended a … Continue reading The need for debate and discussion
The trouble with schools situated in new buildings is that you’re unlikely to meet a ghost. Or are you . . . This used to be the time of year that I dreaded most. The time when I would lose control of everything. Just as we crawled on our hands and knees towards the end … Continue reading The School Spirits of Christmas
The trouble with schools in Wales is that they’re not allowing Years 9, 10 & 11 back after Half-term. I’m sorry, sorry, sorry! Yet again I’m distracted by the virus and all it represents. I’ve been a huge supporter of the direction education was taking in Wales for a number of years now and have … Continue reading How safe are schools?
The trouble with schools is that we are playing catchup with Year 11 when we ought to be looking forwards. We don’t have much time left with Year 11 and at the moment we are all desperately trying to play a catchup game with the vague hope that governments will do something to ease exam … Continue reading What to do with Year 11?
The trouble with schools is we’re all too distracted and confused at the moment to function as schools ought to. I’ve not written for a while because I’m finding it difficult to focus on educational ideas and initiatives which ought to be discussed and developed. Sadly I’m distracted and I also just don’t seem to … Continue reading Covid Confusions
The trouble with schools is that the teachers in them, don't seem to be trusted. At least that's how it appears to me. This is a quick from the heart one - I have a daughter who has been on tenterhooks with regards to her A Level results since her school closed for lock down. … Continue reading A Level and GCSE results – Hmmm!
The trouble with schools is that they tend to be restricted in what they do, due to student behaviour related fears. In my last two Blended Learning blogs, I’ve described Projected Based Learning (PBL) approaches to adopting a blended approach at home, in the school or a combination of both. In them, I’ve described how … Continue reading Blended Learning Part 3 – Approach to Learning Graduated Stages
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