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 at the moment is that they are surrounded by a society which seems to frown upon curiosity, critical thinking and the art of debate. Are schools following suit? The only fond memory I have of the Brexit fiasco was that it was the last time we saw any form of genuine, … Continue reading Where’s the curiosity and debate?
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
This is the fourth 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 in a stronger position than before the closures. The 6 priorities are as follows: Become … Continue reading Recovering from Closure – Priority 4: Developing Extended Activities
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 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