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One of the first things I noticed about Powerful Geography was the matching bookmark inside. ‘How strange,’ I thought, wondering what had happened to all the ASBO Teacher bookmarks. There wasn’t a single one in any of the ten complimentary copies I had received from Crown House Publishing. ‘Erm, well… it’s just because, er… ASBOContinue reading “Being a Powerful Geographer”
The book is pink and doesn’t accessorise very well with my Carling T-shirt. Nevertheless, as George Orwell once put it, ‘good prose is like a window pane.’ If the same holds for educational research, then Mentoring in Schools is fiber optic. I haven’t read many edubooks with a higher footnote-per-paragraph count. How was this done?Continue reading “Thresholds, Guillotines, and Mentoring in Schools”
What exactly is ‘sequencing the curriculum’? And why are teachers expected to do it? The Humanities have been around for donkey’s years. So why haven’t they done it already? ‘Look, Sam,’ says Miss Blunderbuss. ‘If Ofsted pop by and ask for the scheme of learning, what am I going to say to them?’ ‘Say you’veContinue reading “Educational Navel Gazing: A Study”
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