Are schools exam factories? Take a look at a picture of a contemporary factory production line, how does the analogy pan out? Are the robots teachers? The products, children? The outcome, the exam? If a car factory makes cars, an exam factory makes exams, Pearson? Well, no, the child must be the outcome, but not any colour … More Are Schools Exam Factories?
Hey Jimmy, gimme the gimmix Another day – another fad: John Cooper Clarke How many gimmicks can one teacher get through? The short termism of ‘fill the lesson with gimmicks’ approach does untold harm to teaching and learning. That books and websites extol the virtues of little techniques you can use last minute for ‘starters’, for … More Gimmicks: A Thousand Techniques Bloom
It is such a shame that when he was Secretary of State for Education Michael Gove was not able to dress up, the finery suits him and his rather quizzical look. Perhaps we can remedy this sad state of affairs for future Education Secretaries and demand that they dress up in Academic Garb as befits … More Michael Gove Looking Great
I was discombobulated to see the following tweet from the DfE: Now just be jolly good chaps and don’t tweet anything okay!?!