Romans and Us.

I taught a Year 4 class yesterday with lots of teachers watching.

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Discovery? Inquiry? It’s all Academic.


Hidden in the RSA’s report, Ideal School Exhibition,  last week was a little sentence that made my heart sink:-

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Utilising Knowledge – The Ancient Greeks



I’m a little tired of being positioned as someone who is anti-knowledge whenever I question the purposes and practices of education. Continue reading “Utilising Knowledge – The Ancient Greeks”


Knowledge Organisers are, Err…Ok


Probably the blandest title I’ve ever written for a blog that – but it kind of fits the mood. There’s been some hoo-hah recently about knowledge organisers. Are they good? Bad? Boring ways of forcing facts down little gosling throats or essential diets for healthy learning? Continue reading “Knowledge Organisers are, Err…Ok”


Thinking Like a Scientist?


“Knowledge is an unending journey on the edge of uncertainty” (Bronowski)

We’ve been looking at scientists this week. Not really learning science, but learning about the people behind the science and how their ideas come to life and are expressed.

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Putting the Heart Back into Learning


I held a child back last week for detention. He’d been shouting out and generally being annoying and so I kept him back. I know that the point of a detention is supposed to be a punishment, but for me, it’s a chance to get to know this person a little better.

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