This global pandemic pause has forced us to reflect: we need to hear what teachers are really saying. Our accountability system in the UK needs urgent change.
Who'd have thought teaching doubles to four year olds could save the world? Maths teaches us to reduce poverty. It is more than our moral duty; it is our only chance of long term survival. If you can't listen to your heart, listen to the maths.
We need more than science to save us from this pandemic. We need insight, humility and a sense of the sacred and the ability to made a sea change.
Rainbows are adorning windows and walls across the country as a symbol of unity and hope as we respond to coronavirus. What is beneath their universal appeal?
Maundy Thursday recounts the story of The Last Supper. A poignant part of the story is where Jesus models humility and service in the washing of the disciples' feet but less of a focus is Peter's reluctance to receive it. The story teaches us about the nature of love and it reminds me of my mother's feet.
Inclusive practices, such as trauma-informed approaches, although based on modern research, echo a truth as old as life. Everything belongs.
Collaboration, solving problems and pattern sniffing taps into our basic human drives to make sense of the cosmos we live in.
An illuminating curriculum that is delivered in alignment with its intent, brightens lives. It is not about programming minds to regurgitate information on command. We need to ensure children continue to THINK and CREATE.
Reflections on being a SEND parent, a teacher and wishing Ofsted did Deep Dives into belonging and acceptance - for the sakes of both children and their families.
When we meet difference, we feel threat. Without awareness, we attack and vilify, causing violence and harm. Love is the only way through.