A victory for maths teachers and young mathematicians | The Quirky Teacher

The title makes it sounds like there has been some kind of battle for children’s education, specifically, the right of all children to receive a knowledge-rich education – amidst the melee of anti-knowledge and anti-testing comments that have spewed forth after the DfE announced a new times tables check in year 4, we should be […]

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A victory for maths teachers and young mathematicians | The Quirky Teacher

The title makes it sounds like there has been some kind of battle for children’s education, specifically, the right of all children to receive a knowledge-rich education – amidst the melee of anti-knowledge and anti-testing comments that have spewed forth after the DfE announced a new times tables check in year 4, we should be … Continue reading “A victory for maths teachers and young mathematicians”

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What fierce competition did to me | The Quirky Teacher

I was one of very few non-Catholics at my convent school. Somehow, a place had come up and I passed the interview which meant I spent the next 7 years trying to blag my way through mass! What went down well at the interview was the fact that I told them I loved reading and … Continue reading “What fierce competition did to me”

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The real way to improve children’s mental health | The Quirky Teacher

I’d like to challenge our collective assumption that a significant proportion of parents are completely incapable of meeting the basic needs of their own offspring – including mental health. I have yet to see edu-twitter properly question this assumption and we seem to be more likely to see evidence of our collective low expectations of parents. […]

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The real way to improve children’s mental health | The Quirky Teacher

I’d like to challenge our collective assumption that a significant proportion of parents are completely incapable of meeting the basic needs of their own offspring – including mental health. I have yet to see edu-twitter properly question this assumption and we seem to be more likely to see evidence of our collective low expectations of parents. … Continue reading “The real way to improve children’s mental health”

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