Why the holidays may not matter when it comes to learning and why my first lessons back will be tests | missdcox

“Forgetting focuses remembering and fosters learning; remembering generates learning and causes forgetting; learning causes forgetting, begets remembering, and supports new learning.”  Bjork 2011 I’ve seen some online articles that raise concerns with the length of the school holidays. Whilst there may be other concerns, I don’t think they’re overly problematical in terms of learning.  This … More Why the holidays may not matter when it comes to learning and why my first lessons back will be tests | missdcox

Why the holidays may not matter when it comes to learning and why my first lessons back will be tests | missdcox

“Forgetting focuses remembering and fosters learning; remembering generates learning and causes forgetting; learning causes forgetting, begets remembering, and supports new learning.”  Bjork 2011 I’ve seen some online articles that raise concerns with the length of the school holidays. Whilst there may be other concerns, I don’t think they’re overly problematical in terms of learning.  This … More Why the holidays may not matter when it comes to learning and why my first lessons back will be tests | missdcox

‘Breast is Best…’ (so why is it so hard?! | corrineguntripblog

This isn’t my usual topic to blog about. In fact I don’t see myself as any kind of expert in this area (if anything I am the complete opposite of an expert). I write this as I sit in the living room with baba on his feeding pillow next to me and the temperature outside … More ‘Breast is Best…’ (so why is it so hard?! | corrineguntripblog

‘Breast is Best…’ (so why is it so hard?! | corrineguntripblog

This isn’t my usual topic to blog about. In fact I don’t see myself as any kind of expert in this area (if anything I am the complete opposite of an expert). I write this as I sit in the living room with baba on his feeding pillow next to me and the temperature outside … More ‘Breast is Best…’ (so why is it so hard?! | corrineguntripblog

Why the Education Select Committee got exclusions completely wrong | Tom Bennett

When the Education Select Committee released its misguided report on school exclusions, I was already writing my response. The Guardian asked me if I would write a short piece for them, so I cut a slice from the body of it, which appears here. This is the rest of my that piece. I think that … More Why the Education Select Committee got exclusions completely wrong | Tom Bennett