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Ex-Teacher. Traditionalist. Techgeek.

The Precision of a Surgeon

Originally posted on No Easy Answers:
I have been working on my explanations. The biggest decision I have made in terms of this is to ensure that every time I speak to a class, students have nothing in their hands…

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Examining the royal rectum

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‘Self-Regulation’ and Students: Is the Latest ‘Cure-All’ a False God?

Originally posted on Educhatter:
Stationary bikes are now appearing in Canadian classrooms in the latest wave of the  North American “self-regulation” movement.  Frustrated , angry and fidgety kids and stressed-out parents are driving many teachers almost crazy and they are…

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Love, Actually

Originally posted on Teachwell:
I have wanted to go to Michaela for about a year now. Well, I was at the Michaela debate but that was sans children. Thanks to Naureen (@5N_Afzal), who arranged it all, I finally got to…

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Not Waving But Drowning

Originally posted on Teachwell:
Having argued that the ability to mass academise schools is not undemocratic, I read this today from @dutaut – here where he argues that it is not undemocratic but anti-democratic. First things first: “Simply put, it…

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Is Academisation Undemocratic?

Originally posted on Teachwell:
As could have been predicted, there are a lot of people who are angry about mass academisation. The last time I saw the word privatisation this many times in a day, I was reading about Thatcher…

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EEE – Principle 1 – Great Teaching

Originally posted on Teachwell:
Last Thursday, I, along with other bloggers, was invited to a meeting with Nick Gibb at the DfE. It involved discussing and clarifying the new White Paper – Educational Excellence Everywhere. I don’t know why I…

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