Tales from Charlie and Lala Land | The Quirky Teacher

What is it with these famous authors? They live in their big houses with thick, lush carpets and they hobnob with fellow literary stars, probably talking a lot about the good old days of going to incredibly expensive boarding schools and then of course, dahling, why are those ghastly teachers making innocent little children do […]

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Tales from Charlie and Lala Land | The Quirky Teacher

What is it with these famous authors? They live in their big houses with thick, lush carpets and they hobnob with fellow literary stars, probably talking a lot about the good old days of going to incredibly expensive boarding schools and then of course, dahling, why are those ghastly teachers making innocent little children do … Continue reading Tales from Charlie and Lala Land

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The new ‘low expectations’? | The Quirky Teacher

I wanted to clarify my previous blog because it is rather evident that just using the words ‘mental health’ has cause a lot of overblown hysteria and wrong assumptions about what I was actually trying to say. Perhaps I am wrong to question this or anything to do with mental health issues but here is … Continue reading The new ‘low expectations’?

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Is ‘mental health’ the new ‘dumbing down’? | The Quirky Teacher

Recently, I read about school girls being encouraged to report their mood via a phone app in order to stop ‘contagious depression’ spreading. Is it just me or is it more than a coincidence that as schools increasingly switch to empowering disadvantaged children via knowledge-based curricula and orderly classrooms, giving them the chance to learn […]

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Is ‘mental health’ the new ‘dumbing down’? | The Quirky Teacher

Recently, I read about school girls being encouraged to report their mood via a phone app in order to stop ‘contagious depression’ spreading. Is it just me or is it more than a coincidence that as schools increasingly switch to empowering disadvantaged children via knowledge-based curricula and orderly classrooms, giving them the chance to learn … Continue reading Is ‘mental health’ the new ‘dumbing down’?

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‘A bit like the army’ – and your problem is? | The Quirky Teacher

I’ve been super busy this week and haven’t really had a chance to look at twitter or the Echo chamber etc, but what’s this I see this morning? Oh yes, a previously failing school with a reputation in the community for terrible behaviour and terrible outcomes has been taken over by someone with a great […]

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