‘You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother.’ ~Proverb

My Gran is 85. Upon announcing to a loud fanfare of whoops and hurrahs that my first book had been published, creatively entitled ‘The 2017 Parents’ Guide to Primary Schools’, she promptly asked ‘why? We didn’t have all this in my day’. Of course she is right. In her day the world was different.  The … More ‘You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother.’ ~Proverb

‘Those who can, do; those who can’t, teach.’

George Bernard Shaw’s ‘Man and Superman’. The phrase from Shaw’s drama series written in 1903 has survived the test of time to become a consistent irritation to teachers far and wide. Many of us love Shaw, but really? What was he thinking? Well, as we start a new year and I begin my new role … More ‘Those who can, do; those who can’t, teach.’

Becoming Professional Learners in a Learning Profession

I have been mulling over the Government whitepaper ‘Educational Excellence Everywhere’, all 128 pages (!), and have been struck by the clear recognition of the role and importance of CPD in achieving the Government’s aim.  In this paper, presented by Nicky Morgan, it clearly states that the: “… quality of teaching is more important to … More Becoming Professional Learners in a Learning Profession