Monthly Archives: November 2016

Coasting teachers or seagull managers?

 I came across this post today about “coasting teachers” which I felt contained some rather offensive language. My view is that if you wish to make a point you should try to do so without using sentences like “They are … Continue reading

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As teachers, do we sometimes try too hard?

I sometimes feel guilty when I go on the TES resources pages or the #mfltwitterati. I am frequently struck by the time and effort that teachers must have put in to create the glossy powerpoints, the marking grids, the self … Continue reading

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But it doesn’t really mean that…..

I think that we should approach with caution any idea in education where the progenitor has to repeat constantly “But it doesn’t really mean that”. Looking through the comments made about the following article about curriculum change in Finland, Peter Fagerstrom … Continue reading

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Initiate and then move on…

This post is a response from a tweet by @C_Hendrick about the impact of constant change on teacher workload. Having been teaching in the UK for nearly 25 years, I have seen plenty of initiatives come and go. Anyone who … Continue reading

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Evidence from research – can we avoid confirmation bias?

It always amuses me if ever I go on to the school websites of schools which advocate project based learning, 21st century skills, learning how to learn and other ideas which have been comprehensively demolished in Daisy Christodoulou’s “7 myths about education”, … Continue reading

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