I’ve just finished an article on tuition, and am boldly looking for a publisher! I thought I’d share it here: Tutoring: a fresh debate. Private tuition has entered the national conversation. For long a rather mysterious operation, the media has woken up to its rapid growth – especially after the Sutton Trust showed that 43% … More Tutoring: A fresh debate
I’ve recently moved house, and for the first time have all my books in one place. This evening was one of the first chances I have had to actually make use of them. I re-read some dog-eared passages from Richard Sennett’s amazing, rambling book The Craftsman. I’m glad I re-discovered this passage – a defence … More Repetition
I quite like this from David Price’s blog today, about the role of the teacher in the future: Imparter of Knowledge, Guide and Personal Search Engine The last most of all, though. It seems to have gone pretty unnoticed that teachers are strictly not gatekeepers of knowledge these days – rather, they are the sifters, … More Role of Teacher in 21st Century?
We’ve been having some very interesting meetings with the team from Racing Towards Excellence. They seem to share some of our concerns about the provision for quality, impartial careers advice in schools today. For the purposes of this post, I wanted to quote a bit from Jan Sramek (the co-author’s) introduction to the book – … More Jan Sramek and Racing Towards Excellence