Thursday 23 November, 2017
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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...

So Nicky Morgan is directing an extra £3.5 million spend on building character and grit in today's schoolchildren. Including bringing in rugby coaches and other sports leaders to inculcate team spirit, and teaching pupils to 'play...
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I was considerably cheered earlier this year to find out that I had already stumbled into one of those mythical 'jobs that don't exist yet'.  And that I had created it before the inventors...

The recent debate on teaching British values and grit set me reflecting on my own school days, and what education had contributed to my own personal British value system. I’m sure many other educators...

Sometimes educational technology babies do seem to disappear with bathwater. Effective teaching and learning strategies are lost as classroom technologies change, and new ideas like one to one (1:1) come into vogue.  The shiny,...

Tony Parkin switches his attention to post-16 education, and the future of apprenticeships over the next few years. If you use the word 'apprentice' in 2015, most folk in the UK will probably think of...

  You may still have the dream. Or rather, the nightmare. That moment when you are sitting transfixed in a classroom, wanting the earth to open and swallow you up. Your bowels have turned to...
Tony Parkin

Tony Parkin

"I have seen the Future, and it works"

I wrote my last post, Meetups and Teachmeets, here on bee-it just before the annual BETT Show, and it got a gratifyingly positive response. But I genuinely had no idea that with it I had foreseen the future, and tapped into the zeitgeist.

Tony Parkin

Tony Parkin

I believe that I was among a significant minority who were recently unsurprised to read that an Ofsted inspector, Mr Marshall, had been given his marching orders for reusing comments. Some of his pithy remarks in the reports of the schools he was asked to assess had turned up in the verdicts of more than one school. ‘Cut and paste assessment’, as the Daily Mail and other media channels trumpeted; who’d have thought it?

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So last Wednesday was the official No Pens Wednesday’, a joyous occasion which I’m sure was successfully celebrated in schools up and down the land, though I’m equally sure it passed many others by completely.