There is the curriculum, and then there is the *other* curriculum. | The Quirky Teacher

Are we training the next generation to be selfish? The more I read, the more my own thoughts evolve about the purpose of education. I have always been convinced of the importance of teachers actually teaching, which is what I thought they did, until I started my SCITT course and found out that apparently this was […]

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There is the curriculum, and then there is the *other* curriculum. | The Quirky Teacher

Are we training the next generation to be selfish? The more I read, the more my own thoughts evolve about the purpose of education. I have always been convinced of the importance of teachers actually teaching, which is what I thought they did, until I started my SCITT course and found out that apparently this was […]

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Are we giving a minority of children too much power? | The Quirky Teacher

I’ve been meaning to write this blog post for a while. Basically, I am concerned about the possible consequences of ‘Student Voice’ in primary schools and I’ll start by summing them up: Children who are given extra power and voice via a Student Council system seem to have more power and airtime than teachers which seems a […]

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Are we giving a minority of children too much power? | The Quirky Teacher

I’ve been meaning to write this blog post for a while. Basically, I am concerned about the possible consequences of ‘Student Voice’ in primary schools and I’ll start by summing them up: Children who are given extra power and voice via a Student Council system seem to have more power and airtime than teachers which seems a […]

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Get ready for the real dystopia | The Quirky Teacher

No, I’m not talking about Brexit. I’m talking about what happens when toddler use of addictive technology and lack of parenting mix together to produce a somewhat hellish scenario that is now beginning to show itself in primary schools and is yet to affect teaching and learning in secondary schools. Since going on a reading […]

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Get ready for the real dystopia | The Quirky Teacher

No, I’m not talking about Brexit. I’m talking about what happens when toddler use of addictive technology and lack of parenting mix together to produce a somewhat hellish scenario that is now beginning to show itself in primary schools and is yet to affect teaching and learning in secondary schools. Since going on a reading […]

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Spotting the wolf in sheep’s clothing | The Quirky Teacher

An article about the future of education, which was published this morning in the Guardian, found its way to my timeline. It seemed innocent enough and there were a few words and phrases in there that appealed to my trad-teacher brain. Surely this lovely message should appeal, rather than make me worried? However, something didn’t seem […]

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