Monthly Archives: October 2016

Are you using the right coloured pen?

Red or green pen? Having had the honour of working at literally the best school in the country has led me to do a lot of thinking of late.  I think about all the things that people worried themselves about in … Continue reading

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Reading Reconsidered: Two Quick Thoughts

Last week I had the privilege of attending a two day training programme delivered by Erica Woolway, Maggie Johnson, and Doug Lemov. The training was based on their new book, Reading Reconsidered. It’s about teaching reading, of which I have … Continue reading

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Education is the lighting of a fire.

Yesterday I re-read this excellent post by Joe Kirby, which featured this quote-by-not-Yeats: “I wholeheartedly disagree that possessing knowledge improves your ability to think. I’m afraid your criticisms would give way to a ‘filling of a pail’ approach rather than a‘lighting … Continue reading


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