Watch out, the bureaucrats might get hold of character education, the world of data, clip boards and stern faces might be looking at children to judge how much grit, character and sheer damn resilience they have. It’s the resilience of teachers that astounds me, as soon as September has nearly left us the autumnal guffaws … More Have we got the character to educate for character?
The trivium is an excellent way to ensure progress in learning. We can see progress through the trivium in three stages: new knowledge followed by critique, ending in communication. In teaching terms this means firstly ensuring a body of knowledge is taught to students and that they understand the knowledge. Secondly the students build on that knowledge through … More Measuring Progress With The Trivium
The Slides should be available here if I know how to do this sort of thing… The Teacher and the Researcher The reading behind this half thought through presentation came from the following books: John Gray: Straw Dogs Terry Eagleton: Culture and the Death of God The article Slightly Overweight People Live Longer … More The Researcher and the Teacher: the slides
Rain was pouring through the roof, Pissing with all its might: The pupils got very wet, both The stupid and the bright They won’t patch … More The Teacher and the Researcher