What books has the education secretary been reading this year? It’s my annual festive guess!
Within days of winning something fantastic, my family lost someone dear. I’m still trying to figure out how to feel about it all. So I blogged.
I hate the sort of scam callers who try to get your computer details. So I decided to play one at his own game.
Yesterday I went to a concert with my other half. It started about 4pm. Five minutes after we arrived the row in front, behind and to our left filled up with young people who looked like they’d been imported in… Read More ›
A single rule plagues the land of blogging: White’s Law – The number of people who read your work is usually inverse to either (a) time spent on it, or (b) your level of pride about it. So every year I… Read More ›
Another Christmas Eve, another Education Secretary’s Reading List. Over the first months of the year I kept my usual notes of what Gove might be reading. And then he left us! Nightmare. Nevertheless, do not fear, the reading list has been… Read More ›
Two common complaints: From ‘the public’ – “Women aren’t asked as often as men to sit on panels, speak at events, write expert columns, etc…” From commissioning editors – “Women are harder to find” Question is: why are they harder… Read More ›
The ‘lack of wanting to be clever’ problem is something anyone working in classrooms will encounter. One of the things I learned to ask disaffected students was: what would you have to sacrifice if you suddenly did really well, academically… Read More ›
Michael Gove has been hiding lately. Could it be that he has run out of steam and is looking for another job? Or perhaps he is out back reading a few more books? This time last year he was busy… Read More ›
99% of the time, I forget I am a woman. At least, I think about it no more than I think about my being short, or Northern, or a Leeds Rhino fan. Other people might think about it. And because… Read More ›