Playground Fights

So… This week on Twitter has been interesting. It's long struck me as odd how highly divided the education sphere can be. This is nowhere clearer than on Twitter. Whether it’s the limited characters, lack of face-to-face interaction or genuine lack of empathy, the website often leads to impatient, circular arguments about issues within our …

Classless?

Uncivilized we call him, but I just saw him eat off the food we waste Civilization, are we really civilized, yes or no? Who are we to judge? Mr Wendall - Arrested Development It seems that amongst the school shaming, pouring scorn on blog reviewers and general whataboutery of Twitter we are in the middle …

Unintended consequences

But, oh, to get involved in the exchange Of human emotions Is ever so, ever so satisfying Bjork - Human Behaviour Another weekend, another Twitter spat about behaviour.  However this time we are dealing with the most abhorrent thing most of us could think of; the death of an unborn child due to the actions …

It’s a man’s world

I’ve been working in primary schools for 8 and a bit years, and I’ve been in possession of a Y chromosome for 34 and a bit years.  The combination of the two is, I’ve discovered, considered by many to be a talking point.  Comments usually take one of three main forms: ·         Oh, how lovely …

Learning to flamingle

If I asked you to think of flamingos, what would come to mind? Standing on one leg? Pink feathers? Flocks searching for shrimp? For Rae Snape and the organisers of the Cambridge Education Festival 2018, the flamingo is a symbol of hope in the teaching profession. Attendees were encouraged from outset to have fun and …