This time last summer…

This time last summer, one of the final jobs I completed was to share a student summer challenge. It was my version of the TES post, that borrowed from an American teacher’s impassioned post. The following September I received a small photobook  from one of my students with twenty or so completed challenges. …

Learning Observations at 10 Months

Grading individual lessons has been an unhelpful distraction – 4 June 2014 By June, The Wellington Academy were one series into their non-graded, peer led, lesson learning observations performance review cycle. A further four months on, we have no intention of returning to grades. If anything, we may encourage greater distribution. The only addition …

Camp Google

Just a quick sign post. It is a long summer break is the USA. As the America teens are running out of enthusiasm for pretty much everything, Google has stepped up and this week released a virtual Camp Google (ending early August) aimed at children 7 to 10. It’s a stella backroom team; …

Endless learning curve

As teachers we are also on the lookout for inspiring self development comments. I don’t think they come much better than this. The legendary cellist Pablo Casals was asked why he continued to practice at age 90. “Because I think I’m making progress,” he replied. As poignant as it is simple.