School-to-prison pipeline: maybe we are at fault after all | The Quirky Teacher

It’s taken me days to write this! This is a real thought piece that has changed completely as I’ve run through the logic in my head, so hear me out and I’d love to know your thoughts on this too. You know, I’d actually prefer to be persuaded that I’m wrong and then I wouldn’t […]

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Knowledge vs ‘soft skills’ – which should take precedence? | The Quirky Teacher

This article in the TES caught my interest this morning. Given that employers seem to value knowledge (pay is higher for maths grads, for example), the author expected parents to be similarly inclined because it is human nature to want your children to be able to support themselves and do well in life. But no, […]

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Knowledge vs ‘soft skills’ – which should take precedence? | The Quirky Teacher

This article in the TES caught my interest this morning. Given that employers seem to value knowledge (pay is higher for maths grads, for example), the author expected parents to be similarly inclined because it is human nature to want your children to be able to support themselves and do well in life. But no, […]

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Those who care the most also have the courage to hold children to account | The Quirky Teacher

I couldn’t help but write a reply to this accusation that educators who work in schools which have strict rules, routines and high expectations are complicit in child abuse. The author cites the DfE guidance on what constitutes emotional abuse and then states that certain practices in schools up and down this country also fall within […]

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Those who care the most also have the courage to hold children to account | The Quirky Teacher

I couldn’t help but write a reply to this accusation that educators who work in schools which have strict rules, routines and high expectations are complicit in child abuse. The author cites the DfE guidance on what constitutes emotional abuse and then states that certain practices in schools up and down this country also fall within … Continue reading “Those who care the most also have the courage to hold children to account”

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Why music education shouldn’t be left to chance | The Quirky Teacher

I thought I’d write a little blog post in support of Nick Gibb’s intention to raise the status of music education for younger children. I’m really pleased that a model music curriculum will be created because, at the moment, so much is left to chance – more so than other subjects, perhaps. So, allow me … Continue reading “Why music education shouldn’t be left to chance”

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