The trouble with schools is that their staff could run the world if they put their minds to it. From the outset, I accept that I might be over stretching it with this one, but I hope you’d all agree that there’s quite a bit that needs sorting out in our world and who better … Continue reading Give Schools A Chance
The trouble with schools is that we were never prepared for the events that have happened. We now need to learn how to recover. Before Easter we dipped our toes back in the water and to some degree welcomed all of our young people back into school. And about time too, but I won’t go … Continue reading Recovering from closure – Priority 1: Become Trauma Informed
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 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 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