Michael Gove is either purposely trying to upset the teaching unions or he genuinely believes that a longer school day is essential in ensuring a quality education for all young people. If it's the latter, one must ask: Is that … Read More
When faced with problems my go-to position is to find a book on the issue and read it. In teaching I have faced a lot of problems and read a lot of books. Whenever PGCE students come to me in … Read More
Time Perspective: Do you mostly live in the past, the present, or the future?
There are two huge fashions in education at the moment. On the one side there are the Ken Robinson followers waxing lyrical about '21st century skills' which seem … Read More
At the turn of the 20th century, if a person lay dying in bed few options were open to the doctor charged with saving their life. Though stethoscopes captured some information about the heart and the internal organs that information … Read More
I've added a new page to the menu entitled 'Bookshelf'.
Click on it and you will uncover a list of books I've read and enjoyed this year. To be included a book had to either change my perspective on an issue … Read More
Books Encountered & Recommended before 2011
The Power of Mindful Learning - Ellen Langer : Not quackery or new age. Langer is a Harvard Psychologist after all.
The Farther Reaches of Human Nature - Abraham Maslow: Forget the hierarchy, it's a tiny … Read More
Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance - Atul Gewande: Gewande is the rare combination of top surgeon and entertaining writer. He is brutally honest about medicine and the difficulties inherent in his trade. He is also obsessed with improving his own … Read More
The National Curriculum Review is a great document. Thorough and well-researched. It's also long.
Cutting it down to less than 2000 words for the LKMCo Summary was a great challenge, but a thoroughly enjoyable one. The only issue was writing with … Read More