Binning Best Practice

Monday, 16 August 2021
Binning Best Practice

A few years ago there was a TV programme called ‘Room 101’ where celebrities nominated things that they wanted removed from the world forever to be consigned...

In My Day

Monday, 24 February 2020
In My Day

At eight o’clock on Thursday night the Scottish Government released figures that showed that attainment in Higher level exams had fallen, in some subjects...

What No One Wants

Wednesday, 12 February 2020
What No One Wants

I’ve never met a teacher who really loved marking homework. I’ve never met a teacher whose enthusiasm for homework spilled out into their teaching to...

Without Question

Thursday, 30 January 2020
Without Question

About two decades ago (man, I feel so old sometimes) I was involved in an educational initiative concerned with formative assessment known as ‘Assessment...

That's The Way To Do It

Thursday, 23 January 2020
That's The Way To Do It

Resource Based Learning - that’s what it was called. It was just coming in as I was in my last year or so at university. Evidence had it, so I gathered,...

Expert Criticism

Wednesday, 15 January 2020
Expert Criticism

In the dying days of the last decade I found myself wondering what was most the most dangerously stupid thing I’d heard a politician say during those...

Spinning Plates

Tuesday, 7 January 2020
Spinning Plates

So. Back to work today at the beginning of a new term, and what a busy term it’s going to be. Unless my school is very different from others across Scotland,...

The Architect's Defence

Tuesday, 31 December 2019
The Architect's Defence

You know there is something seriously wrong with a building when the architects and the builders start to argue in public about the causes of the significant...

Tomorrow's World

Wednesday, 9 January 2019
Tomorrow's World

The decorations are down and the turkey’s finally finished. The bottle of single malt is deeply depleted and the cards are stored away so we know who...

All That We Do

Saturday, 24 November 2018
All That We Do

A few weeks ago I was in Glasgow, walking from Central station to Kelvingrove to take part in the EIS march in support of its pay claim. There is a real...