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Is education an academic discipline?

I got in trouble last week for suggesting that education was not an academic discipline, and I can see why. For many years, university education departments have been Cinderella organisations in comparison to purportedly loftier spires, and any discussions which raise questions about the status of research in education are therefore sensitive. 1,159 more words

Philosophy Of Education

Philosophy of Teaching

Creating a philosophy of education (or teaching… I use the words interchangeably) is a very daunting task! If you have been teaching for any amount of time then you already have a philosophy whether you know it or not. 470 more words


Message in a Bottle

Like a message in a bottle, the following email arrived in my inbox just the other day. It is the Snohomish School District (Snohomish, WA) collection of teacher responses to their survey concerning the recent SBAC Field Tests. 1,037 more words

Education Reform

When Teachers Go Fishing...

I recently had the opportunity to accompany a bunch of fourth graders on a school fishing trip. My semi-official role was photographer. But whenever I’m around the kids I’m also their coach and champion. 762 more words


Nobody Taught Me...

A recent LMS (Learning Mangement Systems) newsletter had some fun with this statement. “I can’t use Facebook–nobody has taught me how.” For those of us in the business of education, it was a funny thought–at least initially. 842 more words

Personal Growth

A radically traditional secondary curriculum model

As regular readers of my blog will know, I am in favour of a knowledge-rich education which is based around academic disciplines rather than generic skills. 1,543 more words

Knowledge And Curriculum

Getting to Know You

After strong reflection on myself and who I am out in the field, I have learned how important it is to know who you are and what you can bring to the table. 551 more words

Secondary Education