Enjoyed Chris Cook's article looking at the remarkable success of Newham schools in this weekend's Financial Times. Kingsford and Little Ilford are a fair representation of most schools here and, as with my own colleagues, they do a great job … Read More
A student once disclosed her shame of the bullying acts she had taken part in when she was younger. In our sixth form classroom she was a confident young woman well-known for leading youth groups and being a heady mix … Read More
Resources (scroll down for Selected Essays)
My Education Philosophy:
Explained most clearly in a story called "The Watermelon" taken from Nick Owen's "The Magic of Metaphor"
Psychology A-Level Teaching:
Anomalistic Psychology Revision Guide
Anomalistic Psychology Scheme of Work - AQA - A2 Level - Paper 4
Cognitive Psychology Scheme of … Read More
The Guardian today reveal issues with the new college-decided 16-19 bursaries for students remaining in further education. Predictably not all colleges are playing fair in the way they provide the money nor is it necessarily getting to everyone who needs … Read More
My latest LKMCo Blog is a different affair to usual. Instead of hard-hitting policy I opted this week for a more inspirational tale. Teachers should always be encouraged to think about reform and ensure our voices are heard in the political … Read More
In the last few weeks I have experienced some of the best learning of my life. Ryan Baker's presentation on educational data mining organised through the #LAK12 Open Online Course not only blew my mind in terms of content (for example: did you … Read More
When an early 20s Matt Damon sat down with his two best friends to write the script for Good Will Hunting I doubt greatly that he thought he'd win an Oscar. I'm also pretty certain he had no idea that … Read More
Written as a response to a blog on Informed Education, itself a response to a Twitter debate about whether or not it is acceptable to refer to students as 'working class'
Facts about class matter. One particular fact motivated my curiosity … Read More
In a recent LKMCo article I suggested that 'accountability measures are eating themselves' as the DfE are poised to introduce a new performance measure designed to correct errors in a previous (yet-still-to-be-published) measure.
The problem for the new measure is that … Read More