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David Runciman: Education has become a fundamental divide in democracy

David Runciman in the Guardian writes about

How the education gap is tearing politics apart.   (It’s not.)

The possibility that education has become a fundamental divide in democracy – with the educated on one side and the less educated on another – is, according to Runciman, alarming. 1,086 more words


Pajama Boy Approved: Toddler’s ‘Scary’ Pants Banned From Preschool

After  looking at the “monsters” on the leggings, I wonder if a pre-schooler really has a rational fear of them. Or is the mom being a helicopter parent? 445 more words


To Hell With Grammarians!

The following poems are taken from the Greek Anthology.  Both provide interesting possible origins for the phrase “bookworm”. A google search for the origin of the term is rather disappointing and points to book-eating species. 187 more words


Not What, But Who: Remaining Grounded as a Teacher of Students

Because she’s older and the teacher, she’s right and I’m not.

Sandra Cisneros, “Eleven”

The field experience students complete as part of my foundations of education course has this semester blended well with their reading Chris Emdin’s 

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Exams - a reflection

“Exams are a helpful measurement of student success and ability.” How far do you agree with this statement?

While I do agree with some elements of this statement, overall I find exams place too much priority on a specific skill set and can be a damaging and discriminatory method of assessment. 492 more words


Paramour vs. Paramour: Should Schools Grade Parents?

Off the top of my head there are three things we disagree on in the Paramour household. The first is marzipan: I think it’s the devil’s work whilst Tim loves it. 976 more words


First ever PTE training under DRONE surveillance

I think, I am going to take Pearson Test English (PTE) training to a whole new level. I recently ordered ‘Drone’ to train my students. This drone is equipped with video camera and videos can be seen live on mobile attached with the drone controller.   337 more words