A friend linked me to this interesting research article, the experience of the hidden curriculum for autistic girls at mainstream primary schools. It got me to thinking, about autism, girls and things that are hidden in plain sight. The hidden curriculum under discussion here isn't quite the same … [Read more...] about On autism, girls and school – commentary on a research article.
He's the Education minister apparently (his arrival completely passed me by). And he's returned to tell teachers to copy China - and ditch trendy teaching for 'chalk and talk'. (Telegraph link, daily mail headline.) It's all about the rote learning you see, that's the only difference. He somehow … [Read more...] about So Nick Gibb has been to China
So, I was on twitter last night, as I oh so often am. And I saw a link to a guardian article about the year of code initiative. My response? https://twitter.com/liveotherwise/status/432316953576112128 I do urge you to go read the guardian article. I'm not sure it would be good for my blood … [Read more...] about Year of code? Please no.
So last week I had a rare night out, and on the way home on the train, I spotted discussion of a proposal to extend school times to 45 hours a week, 45 weeks a year. I assumed this was a joke. Amazingly, it isn't. I bought the Sun a couple of days later (for the Lidl voucher, I don't read it!) … [Read more...] about School for 45 weeks? You're having a laugh.
I've just, courtesy of twitter, come across the latest words of wisdom from a politician on reading. The headline is All children should read Harry Potter books by 11, says minister The actual quote is “By the end of primary school, all children should be able to read and enjoy books like … [Read more...] about Book related rant – is Harry Potter really all that?