An Ode to DUTY

I used to think kids in our high school were great until I did duty one time at the gate. The kids that I met there all helped me to see just how naïve a poor teacher could be.   The first thing I noticed there came as a shock and my self-esteem sank out

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THE END IS NEAR

Whether you are a builder or a driver, a writer or a radiographer, your job will soon disappear.  Mark Osborne‘s key note speech at ‘Changing Spaces 2017‘ on the subject of future focused education provided a range of facts to proove that the world is in a rapid state of change.  Ten million driving jobs will

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The Flesh under the PEEL.

Students often receive feedback telling them to ‘develop their ideas’, but they frequently have no idea how to do it.   This series of posters is designed to flesh out PEEL – a popular acronym often used to help young writers support their ideas with evidence and explanation. This series of posters was created in order

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NARKING ON STUDENTS!

A nark is a ‘betrayer of confidence’, an ‘informer’.   Are teachers who phone home to report poor behaviour  ‘narks’.    I certainly didn’t feel like a nark when I phoned home about a truanting student, but the young chap helpfully put me straight.  It got me thinking.   If we accept that teacher / student relationships are essential

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