The trouble with schools is that they have been knocked in all directions during 2021. Let’s ensure 2022 brings back stability and effective learning. Hi, apologies for the long gap since last writing, but I’ve had a lot on with my book. If you’re a regular reader of these blogs, you will have some idea … Continue reading A wish for 2022
The trouble with schools is they don’t spend enough time developing good habits of learning. This is the fifth in my series of 6 priorities I believe are essential, if we are to recover fully from the school closures. Hopefully, attention given to these six areas will not only help schools recover, but place them … Continue reading Recovering From Closure – Priority 5: Developing Good Habits of Learning
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 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 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