And now for the (neuro)science

I study nuclear science I love my classes I got a crazy teacher, he wears dark glasses Things are going great, and they're only getting better The future's so bright, I've gotta wear shades - Timbuk 3 I am no scientist. I'll say that again because it is important. I am no scientist. We are now …

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Radar Blips & Motherships

“I’ve never been much of shit, by most measurements don’t exist. On the radar a little blip, in the shadow of motherships”   So begins El-P’s verse on ‘Jeopardy’, the opening track on Run The Jewels’ second album, Run The Jewels 2.  El (real name Jaime Meline) is referring to his status as an underground …

Planning For Idiots

Planning. It is yours. I just wanted to make that clear from the off. Planning is not there to support a supply teacher, nor to show SLT that you know what you will be teaching throughout the week. A short term plan is not a measuring stick to ensure that differentiation is taking place within …

Questioning things we are asked to do that don’t help the children’s learning

  I must start my first GroundEd post by saying that I have the absolute respect for the people I work with, both at my school and those I encounter at other schools through training, moderations etc. The tireless work that teachers, management and support staff put into their work on a daily basis is …