I have just actively failed in quite a profound way. By some peculiar blend of my upbringing, genetics and life experiences, I have always been very academic. I was an early reader in school, I owned my KS2 SATS, I have always been a straight A student and I got into Cambridge from a Doncaster […]Read more "The Odd Mirth of Failing My Masters Degree"
I am going to be talking about the positives of education, schooling and teaching. Speaking of the positives does not mean I am suggesting that our education system is perfect. We cling too readily to binary positions on contentious issues; we too easily settle into For/Against positions that oversimplify each standpoint, often glossing over the tricky parts […]Read more "Be a Signpost: Keep Teaching"
See previous post for an explanation of what is going on here. My own post will follow about the idea of fear, what it looks like and what it means for kids. Here we have the kids’ brief reflections on things as they went along during the week. I will just take choice snippets and […]Read more "Camping – During Trip Diaries"
Next week, I am off on a bit of a holiday. No, not the Summer Holiday. We are working until the 24th! But from Monday to Wednesday, myself and two lurvely colleagues are heading off camping in the forest with 28 of our Year 5s. One of the things that irks me a bit is […]Read more "Camping – Kids Diary Research"