It’s so great getting feedback from the first post in any blog. Thanks to everyone who sent me an email, and also to those who gave me suggestions. they are absolutely appreciated!

A big shout out goes to my sister, Zoë, who sent me an interesting blog by Bill Gates, partly about classroom design. He mentions walking into Ricky Thacker’s classroom, and being struck at how different it is to classrooms of the past. Continue reading “Re-Imagine!”

Trends in Teaching

I saw an interesting article yesterday. Science Alert posts an article about Finland’s latest schooling shifts. In a nutshell, Finnish schools will retire the traditional teaching of content in the classroom, replacing it with thematic, integrated learning. They will take a theme, such as “The European Union”, and in this theme, teachers will guide students to appreciate the economy (maths and economics links), politics and history, languages and so forth. The idea being to integrate learning around real life issues, rather than discreet academic subjects. Continue reading “Trends in Teaching”