There are many things that concern me about teaching and the education system as a whole. I feel the best way to illustrate this is by producing a ridiculously long list about some of the things I worry about: teacher pay progress related pay destandardised pay structures with academies increased recording and paperwork pressures workload generally … Continue reading Is the education system killing my love of teaching?
Summary - The knowledge based education system worries me and fails to teach vital life skills. This is a problem. As an adult, I find myself wishing I knew how to do 'stuff'. The stuff I wish I knew includes knowing how to look after my car and understand the engine, how to make stuff, … Continue reading What do we actually teach?
Way back in January, I wrote about my anxieties regarding moving down to Year 1 (age 5-6), having worked in Key Stage 2 (KS2, age 7-11) in some capacity for the last 4-5 years. My placement was about 12 weeks in total and I have to say, I loved it. Year 1 is very different … Continue reading Moving Key Stages – The Outcome
It has been some time since this blog was updated. There are many reasons for this, including the fact that I seem completely unable to multitask. I don't mean multitask in the literal 'doing two things in the same minute' sense, but rather my ability to focus on and think about more than one project … Continue reading A return?