Exams are in chaos - but where did they come from? This brief history may help us answer an even bigger question - why on earth do we still have them?
What We Really Missed Out On
We asked Jessica Creasy, daughter of our Associate Mark, what being one of the Covid generations Year 11 students has been like since exams were taken off the table.
Are We Refusing to Learn From Lockdown?
Associate (Real) David Cameron poses an important question that is vexing him during the current transformation of the education system - are we all refusing to learn from lockdown?
Echo Teaching III
Part Three of a guest blog from Sara Alston looking at how teachers can make better use of the TA in the classroom when they move beyond the 'echo teaching' model.
Associate, Senior Lecturer in Education and English specialist Martin Illingworth fills in some of the gaps between the publication of his controversial new book Forget School and the dramatic changes we see around us now.
Sanction Free Reward Free
A guest blog from Rachel Tomlinson, headteacher of the award-winning Barrowford Primary School in Lancashire, on why her school is a sanction-free and reward-free zone. Controversially.
Head of PE at Hartland International School in Dubai, Niall Statham, shares his thoughts on what it is that online education - indeed all education - has at its heart.
When This Is All Over...
Education consultant and SEND specialist Lorraine Petersen shares her thoughts on the challenges thrown up for SEND children and their teachers and families in the current crisis - and also the opportunities for real positive change. Part of our INSET Junction blog series.
You Are Not Alone
We are collating an on-going list of links, ideas, websites, blogs and more to help educators and leaders (and human beings) during this difficult time. Please help yourselves and let us know what else we can add.
What is Trauma-Informed Education and Why is it Relevant to You?
A powerful and insightful guest blog on what all teachers need to know about trauma-informed education by specialist teacher and researcher Kat Stern.
Ten Wishes from 'Dirty Teaching' Author and Associate Juliet Robertson
Associate and outdoor learning expert Juliet Robertson puts forward her ten wishes for what she wants for children and the outside world with schools now closed.
Taking Your School Online - Lessons from Week One
We asked Mónica Gilbert-Sáez, principal of Rotterdam International Secondary School, what lessons the school had learned from its first week of enforced school closure due to Covid-19 and the move to online learning.
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