Teachers: Simply the best

I have recently been rereading Fergal Roche’s book Mining for Gold¬†.¬†This book is a reflection on the teachers he has encountered through his life, as a student, teacher, consultant and parent, and his reflections on what has made them effective. It is a collection of little vignettes on teachers from across the decades and an…

Why we can’t have a fun lesson today

This scene has played out at the door to my classroom day after day for years. Surly youth: Are we having a fun lesson today? Me: No. We are doing Geography. It isn’t meant to be fun. It is meant to be rigorous. It is meant to be hard. It is going to challenge you…