Do Schools Kill Creativity?

Can there be many educators left that haven't seen Ken Robinson's outstanding and ridiculously popular TEDTalk? Now with over 58 million views on TED's own website alone, former teacher and government education adviser Ken Robinson brilliantly talks us through his views on how we can get the best our of our children by considering some … Continue reading Do Schools Kill Creativity?

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How to Stay the Course (when you don’t know what the destination will be…)

There are many times in our lives when we come to the metaphorical crossroads. Do we plunge on ahead, take a left, go back the way we came or pop into the McDonalds for a chocolate shake and some diabetes? A tweet came up in my feed from someone who was undecided about whether or … Continue reading How to Stay the Course (when you don’t know what the destination will be…)

10 Things Teachers Can Learn from Actors

Whether its training bored adults in the gentle arts of spreadsheets or taming a combustible room of 7 year-olds, the process is enough to wear down the most energetic of NQTs let alone a haggard old veteran (as you tend to be the year after QTS). At all times of year, the holidays can’t come … Continue reading 10 Things Teachers Can Learn from Actors