Reading, writing and wroughting…………..

Detail from a dining table by Edward Barnsley

  Following some pretty detailed comment from Martin Chandler on my last post it seems only fair to respond to some of what he said.  Given that I suspect both he and I come from pretty much the same stable there is a lot of common ground between us, but of course some issues arise … Continue reading

Just another lesson………the deeper truth about learning objectives.

High order design skills in evidence with a year 8 pupil working on a project.

It wasn’t a formal lesson observation, the kind where you agree what you will be looking at, look at it and then talk about what you looked at.  It was just one of those countless situations where I needed to be in a colleagues room using a piece of equipment while they got on with the lesson … Continue reading

Teaching as learning………..why my job is never boring!

Graphic Products on display at my school.

Well it is the end of another Monday and a chance conversation with the gentleman behind the counter in my local builder’s merchant got me thinking, “I hate Mondays.”  Of course I know what he mean;, the weekend, which we tend to think of as our time, is over and the week stretches out ahead of you with all … Continue reading

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