Education · Teaching

Should Children Be Engaged In Their Learning?

I love Twitter. Whilst Facebook has increasingly become a forum for sharing photographs of children and memes about wine, Twitter remains the place to debate issues, find breaking news and, for teachers, pick up ideas. Whilst I’m not someone who enters into lengthy arguments online, I’m always interested in finding out what’s being discussed on… Continue reading Should Children Be Engaged In Their Learning?

Education · Teaching

How Not To Write Reports

DISCLAIMER: Obviously I would never leave my reports until the last minute/drink whilst writing reports/have nothing to say about a child in my class. I would also never write a blog post about reports as procrastination from actually writing reports. This internal monologue is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, events and incidents are… Continue reading How Not To Write Reports

Education · Politics · Teaching

The Perfect Chief Inspector

This week applications opened for the new Chief Inspector of HMCI. If you’re interested you, and you’re not like Michael Wilshaw, you can apply here. I can’t help but think if we were more creative in our recruitment methods we might have greater success. So I’ve taken a leaf out of Jane and Michael Banks’ book (yes,… Continue reading The Perfect Chief Inspector

Education · Politics · Teaching

Grammatically Incorrect

I don’t often agree with Michael Wilshaw in fact I often make a point of it. However even a stopped clock yada yada, Michael Wilshaw said something so spot on last week that I felt the need to mark this rare occasion with a blog post. I took the 11+ the year after my youngest brother Blaine was… Continue reading Grammatically Incorrect