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 would really urge watching Michael Gove at the RSA on ‘What education is for’. There’s quite some possibility that this talk will act as one of the first big salvos in what is shaping up to be an increasingly divisive debate between the parties on education ahead of the General Election. It has galvanised … More Michael Gove and the return to ‘chalk-and-talk’
This is too good, not to post in full: from David Smith. “There are 120 contributors [to a magazine feature that asked: ‘what do you believe is true, even though you cannot prove it?]. From these, I have selected Esther Dyson. I have her dictum, ‘Always make new mistakes’, as a fridge magnet and her … More Interactive learning: always a good thing?
Is this the sort of thing the Conservatives want to include in their ‘Swedish-school’ education plan? Ex-comprehensive teacher praises his new independent school Technorati Tags: David Miliband,
David Miliband grows and grows in my estimation. First there was the interview with the FT; now, I’ve just come across this speech thanks to David Smith’s blog: To quote David Smith’s post in full: In two recent speeches, UK politicians are beginning to show they understand the web. First, George Osborne. And now, David … More Smart guy
I have just come across the phenomenal blog belonging to David Smith, a teacher at St. Paul’s. Found here. Just the notion of a Head of English at one school, re-launching himself as Director of ICT at another is a wicked one – especially in the English private school sector. But, more than that, he … More The awakening of my e-consciousness