Education is broken. Society is broken. Both have been for some time. From kids without laptops to areas without sufficient wifi to families unable to adequately feed themselves in the absence of a free school meal, this is all the evidence required to prove society in its modern form is not working for everyone all… Continue reading Educational Fragilities Laid Bare by the Pandemic
What should stay and what should go post pandemic? I write this piece in June. For many educators, school is already out. Classrooms are left an empty shell with walls that are bare, awaiting the following year’s new and shiny displays. For others, the year is starting to wind down as the pace from an… Continue reading Online Learning Changes
Done. Finished. Complete. Well, not quite. Because in the quiet moments we find time for reflection. And in the reflection we can learn much. I’m sitting here at my dining room table with a cup of coffee having enjoyed my first week of the summer break. Reflecting on the year, here’s what I’ve learnt about… Continue reading Connecting The Dots; an entire year of blended learning
Typically, when teachers consider school curricula, the prevailing idea is that of academic disciplines: Maths, English and Science receiving the most credence within the entire spectrum of subjects. But few educators would argue with any real seriousness that this is the only thing that determines the nurturing of young minds. The development of character, values,… Continue reading On the Development of a Pastoral Curriculum
Imagine you had a choice of seeing Star Wars or Forest Gump. Or, imagine having to make the choice between chocolate or vanilla ice cream. Which would you choose? As creators of school curricula, we are always confronted with choice. What is worthy knowledge? What is deemed as the best? What should we spend our… Continue reading Is it Worth It?