Monthly Archives: November 2012

The price of everything and the value of nothing

“Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing.” Oscar Wilde may have been writing about cynics in the late nineteenth century, but the same could be said of some politicians and civil servants today. Improvements in … Continue reading

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The ten second challenge goes viral

Over two decades of teaching I have practised the ten second challenge which gives pupils who commit occasional minor misdemeanours (such as forgetting a book) the opportunity to talk their way out of a punishment.  Rather than copying out lines, … Continue reading

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Let there be light

Janys and John Warren live in the future, or rather their Weston-Super-Mare home is in a different time zone to the rest of the UK.  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/9635214/The-British-couple-who-live-in-the-future.html When we turned the clocks back at the end of October to Greenwich Mean … Continue reading

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Flipping Classrooms – Guest Blog

Head of Geography & Virtual Learning Environment Coordinator Duncan King provides a guest blog about the innovative teaching approach of ‘flipping classrooms’:   The rise of computer technology in schools has been dramatic – few classrooms are now without an … Continue reading

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