Reasonable Mistake

We’d got our schools funding and our pay to a good point. It wasn’t perfect but I think everyone was fairly happy with what they earnt and recognised that money was going into rebuilding schools so they would be fit to learn and work in for the coming generation. Then there was a financial meltdown.… Read More Reasonable Mistake


Levelling up

The other day @miss_mcinerney posted the following quote: I’ll come back to this later. I’m also going to be fashionable and quote Barak Rosenshine:- “The research also suggests that the optimal success rate for fostering student achievement appears to be about 80 percent. A success rate of 80 percent shows that students are learning the… Read More Levelling up

Wire less

I’ve been thinking what is needed in a classroom in the way of technology to tide us over the coming months. This is a secondary based view, based on how I teach and what I’d like students to be able to see. So others may have a different view. My usual tech use in the… Read More Wire less

Remote Learning – the wasted years

In 1996, Thomas Hamilton shot 16 children and one teacher dead and injured 15 others in Dunblane. Subsequently the UK government took the radical step and introduced legislation banning all cartridge ammunition handguns. This was not universally popular. However, there hasn’t been a subsequent schools shooting. The response to extreme events sometimes has to be extreme,… Read More Remote Learning – the wasted years