Closing the gap? No, that’s just leaving some behind. | missdcox

I’ve written several times about my issues with focusing on groups of students in schools in terms of intervention and raising attainment. This is of particular concern when talking about how we ‘teach’. I don’t have an issue with funding extra equipment or trips (treating a child as an individual case). I do have an … More Closing the gap? No, that’s just leaving some behind. | missdcox

A Boghossian u-turn | aRemonstrant’sRamblings

You may recall a few years ago, self-proclaimed street epistemologist, Peter Boghossian mocking those who publish academic papers in philosophy of religion. I wasn’t the only one to seriously question Boghossian on this move either. [1] It appears that, without any hint of irony or retraction of his previously declared position, that he has himself … More A Boghossian u-turn | aRemonstrant’sRamblings

It’s still a wonderful job- because teaching saved me | Tom Bennett

It’s still a wonderful job Nb: this is an edited version of a previously published post I usually have a Christmas ritual: I republish a post I wrote a few years ago called ‘It’s a wonderful job.’ It was a Winter rumination about why teaching was still one of the best jobs you could do, despite the … More It’s still a wonderful job- because teaching saved me | Tom Bennett

A Boghossian u-turn | aRemonstrant’sRamblings

You may recall a few years ago, self-proclaimed street epistemologist, Peter Boghossian mocking those who publish academic papers in philosophy of religion. I wasn’t the only one to seriously question Boghossian on this move either. [1] It appears that, without any hint of irony or retraction of his previously declared position, that he has himself … More A Boghossian u-turn | aRemonstrant’sRamblings

NATRE Conference 2017 at Edge Hill | Sjay Patterson

On Wednesday, Editor of RE Today magazine and NATRE representative  Lat Blaylock delivered an outstanding and engaging conference for UG and PG ITT trainees entitled ‘RE for All: Entitlement and Opportunity’.  As current PGCE students,  we found the  day to be extremely informative and enjoyable. Lat discussed and demonstrated activities which we could use in … More NATRE Conference 2017 at Edge Hill | Sjay Patterson

Can Philosophy for Children Stop Trump? |

Can teaching philosophy to children prevent another Trump from being elected, or even created in the future?  Andy West, a specialist philosophy teacher at The Philosophy Foundation delves into the question… thinking about the history of how we got to where we are now, and also his own experience of doing philosophy with children.  His … More Can Philosophy for Children Stop Trump? |

Christmas Lesson (2017 Edition) | noreply@blogger.com (Mr Lewis)

The end of term always tempts teachers to go for ‘fun’ or ‘easy’ lessons. I remember learning the hard way that students cannot cope with such changes to routine. Doing a quiz or watching a film ends up being harder work that normal teaching.  I can see why some simply put on a Nativity DVD … More Christmas Lesson (2017 Edition) | noreply@blogger.com (Mr Lewis)