As I argued in my last blog, self-expression as the aim of a writing curriculum is a dead-end. To move forward, we need to strip back what has become an over-complicated process.At its heart writing is communication and thus requires shared understanding of it’s rules and norms to be effective. This should be the goal […]
While writing as a means of self-expression has undoubtedly enriched humanity, it can’t be the primary goal if we are to create a literate society.
Writing Genres in Primary Literacy – Sacrificing Depth for Breadth (or in other words what was wrong about the NLS in the first place!)
I don’t think it can be emphasised enough how fantastic the inaugural West London Free School History Conference was.
I can honestly say that I would have attended every workshop if it had been possible and am grateful to those who have blogged about the sessions in detail….
Over the course of the last year, I have changed my stance on the College of Teaching as its actions have left me cynical. It has become clear that it is simply a power grab by the education establishment. However, the final straw for me is the proposed code of ethics which is anything but ethical.
In this third blog I will focus on the impact of Black History Month. In terms of individuals, one of the core claims, that it would impact positively on black people has yet to be substantiated. It is assumed to be a good in itself and I think it is time to challenge that belief.