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Performing Monkeys

April 29, 2013


This is a post about performance as an adjective and performing as a verb in the context of teachers. In some senses, given the current context, that makes it also about performance-related pay (PRP) but I want it to be about more than that. I want it to be about the whole hoop-jumping extravaganza that […]

Play-Park Pedagogy for Trojan Mice

April 20, 2013


Since writing my post about Trojan Mice for March’s Pedagoo London event I have been extremely flattered by the support for the concept by many people here on twitter and in the blogosphere. It seems that the core message (that we work in a complex adaptive education system and so must embrace practitioner-led, classroom-focused, small-scale […]

Ten Commandments for School Leaders

April 7, 2013


A word or two about this religious-sounding blogpost before I begin in the form of an explanation and two apologies. The explanation is that it is a Sunday morning and I’ve found myself meditating on the nature of school leadership, particularly the type that gets my goat in its limited nature. Coincidentally I have just […]