A rock on a beach | whatonomy

A rock on a beach: a slab striated by the wind, the sand and the salty sea. A crab’s exoskeleton animated by brief and erratic gusts flecked with spume.  Passing fellow beachcombing strangers, we are briefly connected (with no small shame) by our yearning for the silent smallness afforded by a dumbfounded contemplation of the […]

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A rock on a beach | whatonomy

A rock on a beach: a slab striated by the wind, the sand and the salty sea. A crab’s exoskeleton animated by brief and erratic gusts flecked with spume.  Passing fellow beachcombing strangers, we are briefly connected (with no small shame) by our yearning for the silent smallness afforded by a dumbfounded contemplation of the … Continue reading A rock on a beach

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The Ofsted Inspector who came to tea | whatonomy

Once there was a little headteacher called Sophie, and she was having tea with her deputy in the staffroom. Suddenly there was “THE CALL”. Sophie’s deputy said, “I wonder who that can be. It can’t be the social worker because he came this morning. And it can’t be the educational psychologist because this isn’t the … Continue reading The Ofsted Inspector who came to tea

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“Alexa, what’s the aim of education?” | whatonomy

I was happy in the haze of an excess of tea, when I turned to Alexa and asked “Alexa, what’s the aim of education?” She fair lit up on hearing the question. Beaming, she replied: “Hmm… I’m not sure.” So I asked her again, and she said “Hmm… I don’t know that one.” So I … Continue reading “Alexa, what’s the aim of education?”

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