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 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
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?
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)