Navigating the Perfect Storm: thoughts on the Teacher Workforce Dynamics report | chriseyreteaching

I am currently reading a lot and writing a little about teacher retention. Having  used the 2015 NFER report ‘Should I stay or should I go? to underpin chapter 2 of my book ‘The Elephant in the Staffroom,‘ yesterday’s NFER report on the state of the teaching workforce was fascinating reading. It was published the day before … More Navigating the Perfect Storm: thoughts on the Teacher Workforce Dynamics report | chriseyreteaching

The non-evidential Islamophobia of Sam Harris | aRemonstrant’sRamblings

Islamophobia etymologically refers to a view which has some irrational fear of Islam at its core. But the term can also be used of those who use rhetoric and misinformation to cause other people to have an irrational fear of Islam. In this piece I will accuse Sam Harris of the latter of the two. … More The non-evidential Islamophobia of Sam Harris | aRemonstrant’sRamblings

Knowledge rich teaching? How can it not be? | missdcox

This is the third and final post on how I would describe my teaching as ‘knowledge rich’. The previous posts in the series can be accessed below. Planning schemes using knowledge Direct instruction with focus on context and linking of contexts Direct instruction & note taking Testing Foundation knowledge & depth of knowledge Use of … More Knowledge rich teaching? How can it not be? | missdcox

Knowledge rich teaching? How can it not be? | missdcox

This is the third and final post on how I would describe my teaching as ‘knowledge rich’. The previous posts in the series can be accessed below. Planning schemes using knowledge Direct instruction with focus on context and linking of contexts Direct instruction & note taking Testing Foundation knowledge & depth of knowledge Use of … More Knowledge rich teaching? How can it not be? | missdcox

Perfect isolation. Why the hysteria about removal rooms misses the point. | Tom Bennett

Every now and again a story about schools finds legs and I have to read it twice to understand if I’ve missed anything. Recently you might have seen a minor uproar as it was announced that ‘’schools are using isolation rooms to punish pupils as young as five years old’ and that this practice (‘dubbed … More Perfect isolation. Why the hysteria about removal rooms misses the point. | Tom Bennett

“Speaker’s Corner” in Jerusalem during the Second Temple Era (23.10.18) | Harith Ramli

Today, as part of the new “Abrahamic Traditions” module, the first year students from both Secondary Religious Education + QTS and Education and Religion programmes participated in a roleplaying game reenacting different major religious groups that were current during the Second Temple period (roughly around 0 C.E.). The students were stunningly dressed in makeshift costumes … More “Speaker’s Corner” in Jerusalem during the Second Temple Era (23.10.18) | Harith Ramli

Visit to Tübingen (28.6.18-8.7.18) | Harith Ramli

This summer I spent around ten days as a visiting lecturer at Centre for Islamic Theology the University of Tübingen, located on the edge of the beautiful and mysterious Black Forest in the German state of Baden-Württemberg. The University of Tübingen, now also known as Eberhard Karls University, was founded in 1477, and has a long-standing … More Visit to Tübingen (28.6.18-8.7.18) | Harith Ramli