Articles by Pedagoggles
The cold heart of primary teaching
TED lectures normally have their desired effect of leaving me feeling inspired, invigorated in thought and galvanised into action. But as well as these effects, one I have seen recently – an excellent presentation by Rita Pierson, a teacher with 40 years experience - left me also with a bubbling queasiness in my stomach. Rita […]
Schools as exam factories
“Is it really surprising that after New Labour and the Conservatives have pounded the education system for 25 years with marketisation policy, is it really that surprising that schools end up behaving like businesses?” Pedagoggles reflects on a recent report from the CBI, which found that our schools have become ‘exam factories’.