Author Archives: The Quirky Teacher

There is the curriculum, and then there is the *other* curriculum.

Originally posted on The Quirky Teacher:
Are we training the next generation to be selfish? The more I read, the more my own thoughts evolve about the purpose of education. I have always been convinced of the importance of teachers…

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Are we giving a minority of children too much power?

Originally posted on The Quirky Teacher:
I’ve been meaning to write this blog post for a while. Basically, I am concerned about the possible consequences of ‘Student Voice’ in primary schools and I’ll start by summing them up: Children who are…

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Get ready for the real dystopia

Originally posted on The Quirky Teacher:
No, I’m not talking about Brexit. I’m talking about what happens when toddler use of addictive technology and lack of parenting mix together to produce a somewhat hellish scenario that is now beginning to…

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Spotting the wolf in sheep’s clothing

Originally posted on The Quirky Teacher:
An article about the future of education, which was published this morning in the Guardian, found its way to my timeline. It seemed innocent enough and there were a few words and phrases in there…

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What is it about tests that causes such angst?

Originally posted on The Quirky Teacher:
In yesterday’s post, I discussed a proposal that parents could do with more information about regular tests taking place at their child’s school. This is because parents I know want to be more proactive…

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Parents want more data so they can check up on their kids!

Originally posted on The Quirky Teacher:
Right, this blog post pretty much sums up a current frustration of mine and I also know that it is a frustration shared by just about every parent I have known personally, plus a…

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From whippersnapper to joyful scholar: the missing link in early primary education

Originally posted on The Quirky Teacher:
This is an attempt to pull together various ideas and thoughts about teaching and learning in the Far East. The reason I feel compelled to nail my colours to the mast is because something struck…

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