The perils of using empathy in historical analysis

This week has seen me reflect on empathy and morality, and whether they should inform the way we teach history in schools. Ben Newmark’s thought provoking blog got me thinking about this issue, as well as Bernard Andrews’ subsequent article. Should we teach the facts and analyse historical events in a neutral way or should […]

Do strict behaviour policies harm children?

Today I visited a well known free school in London which practices a no-excuses behaviour policy. I had heard so much about it on Twitter and thought I would see for myself what the fuss was all about. I was curious to see what excellent school wide behaviour looks like. In my experience so far, […]

The top 5 things I believe about teaching

Ok here we go. The first post of my blog. I have recently seen prominent Edu-bloggers post about 5 things (check this and this) so I thought I would follow suit and state the 5 most important things I believe about teaching. This is a snapshot of my views right now; I reserve the right […]