Education · Other Musings

5 Lessons We Can Learn From Children

This was originally going to be a post about Milo Yiannopoulos and the news that he has been banned from giving a talk at his old school. But the more more I read about the story and the further I was dragged into the dark little corner of internet dominated by the alt-right the more depressed I… Continue reading 5 Lessons We Can Learn From Children

Education · Politics

Yes, We Have No Glue Sticks.

I’ve been away from education for nearly 6 months now and most of that time has been spent abroad; I’ve not followed educational news as closely as I would have done in the past and what’s interesting is how much you still pick up from the headlines. The recruitment crisis is still heavily reported (although… Continue reading Yes, We Have No Glue Sticks.

Politics

How To Spot A Fascist

The difficult thing about spotting a fascist is that they don’t wear badges. They look just like the rest of us – sort of normal. Two eyes, smart clothes, tidy hair. Well, not always tidy hair. You’ll occasionally see a fascist with a mad comb-over but they are very rare – there’s only been one confirmed sighting this… Continue reading How To Spot A Fascist

Other Musings

30 Thoughts As I Approach 30

On Wednesday morning we’ll wake up to the news that America have elected either Trump or Clinton as their president. Incidentally it’ll also be my thirtieth birthday. Here are some thoughts on that matter. Actually a lot of these thoughts aren’t about that matter they’re just thoughts. 1. I wonder how old I’ll be when… Continue reading 30 Thoughts As I Approach 30