Author Archives: The Quirky Teacher

Tales from Charlie and Lala Land

Originally posted on The Quirky Teacher:
What is it with these famous authors? They live in their big houses with thick, lush carpets and they hobnob with fellow literary stars, probably talking a lot about the good old days of…

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Is ‘mental health’ the new ‘dumbing down’?

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Playing devil’s advocate: Zero choice for children at primary school

Originally posted on The Quirky Teacher:
Caveat: this blog post is a sort of thought-journey and not in any way shape or form a ‘I think schools should be like this’ type of blog post. Join me in my pondering.…

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The target grade is not the enemy

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Do the children know what we’re going on about?

Originally posted on The Quirky Teacher:
This blog post is about edu-lingo and it’s probably the one of the few times I will make a concession to the whole ‘child-centred’ thing. Now is a good time to write because I…

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In defence of the anecdote

Originally posted on The Quirky Teacher:
Every now and then I catch a vibe on edu-media that seems to imply that ordinary people shouldn’t take part in discussion or venture opinions because: They’re not ‘professionals’ (i.e well-known enough) They’re not…

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The big taboo in maths: tolerating the bad sports and destroying the confidence of the nerds

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