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The intellectual leaders of earlier civilisations, wishing to divine the future, would cast runes, and carefully probe the entrails of ritually-sacrificed animals, to try and work out what the gods had in store for...
Blowing head off a dandelion

Sharing best practice. Sharing next practice. Glib phrases that roll off the tongue. But sometimes at CPD events it is difficult to share some of the nuances of subtler leadership strategies that you get...

BETT 2017 approaches. Always one of the high spots in the UK education technology year, and still home to some of the best networking and professional development opportunities for those excited by the potential...

There have been quite a few things I have been passionate about during my many years in education. Some of these enthusiasms have waxed and waned, but one of the longest serving has been...
Superhero dressing chart

“But we are training to be Key Stage 1 teachers, I don’t know why we would need to study algorithms!” As some of you may know, I am occasionally a Visiting Lecturer at a nearby...
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Sometimes the gods smile upon disruptive nostalgists. It’s not every day you are invited to attend a gathering of maverick teachers, for example. It’s even rarer to be invited to attend such an event in...

Watching a history of AC/DC the other evening I found myself trying to explain to my son why Angus Young’s on-stage outfit of school uniform, complete with cap and shorts, was so iconic to...

The DfE recently announced an opportunity to ‘Register to buy tablet devices for your school’ (8 April 2016) in an effort to bring back collective buying power to schools seeking to purchase iPads and...

With the the current crop of education 'fly-on-the-wall' documentaries, the appointment of a behaviour tsar, and claims that low-level disruption is a main cause of teachers leaving the profession, the focus is back on...

Gamification is not new to our classrooms. Classrooms are the real games fields, the only change of late is that teachers may be deliberately instigating more of the gaming than before. Ritual games that pass down...