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?
via Daily Prompt: Pretend 'Pretend' immediately brings out the educator in me. My brain, without hesitation, adds the word 'play' onto the end. Pretend play, or imaginative play is something I think is underrated by the people who write our curriculum, but in my experience, when you watch children on the playground who are comfortable … Continue reading Daily Prompt: Pretend
Flicking through twitter, I came across this article: Secret Teacher: becoming an academy destroyed my school and it is... sad. By sad, I don't mean the article is sad and I don't mean sad in the colloquial sense. I mean, the experiences that this teacher has had are, for want of a more effective word, sad. The … Continue reading The Academy Problem
The Guardian recently published an article written by a teacher who uses meditation in her classroom, and it appears to have worked exceptionally well for her class. She reports that her children are 'calmer, kinder and more focused'. It makes an awful lot of sense, particularly in the way she organised it. She was able … Continue reading Meditation in the classroom