I imagine we’ve all heard children say this phrase. I used to say it all the time growing up (I have two older siblings…….. cue violin music). Even though my parents encouraged me to accept that life wasn’t always fair, I still hate situations where one person is treated badly. I’m not just talking about… Continue reading “It’s not fair!” (Door slams)
If you are an university student, or thinking about becoming one, please read this article from the Guardian. Ask your parents or guardians to read it too. Writing as an employer and former teacher, I understand the bits that are missing from the work-readiness of most young people. I think this article is a valuable… Continue reading Graduate dilemma
An interesting article from the BBC, reporting that local Councils are to be scored on how well they tackle the drop out rate from school and college. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-33675200 I doubt there are many people who would say that youth engagement is not critically important, and needs monitoring, but I have a fear that, in some… Continue reading Scoring drop out rates……….
The quiet bit between Christmas and New Year seems like a good time to reflect on the closing year (actually that’s secondary to the fact that the bit between Christmas and New Year includes my birthday, so it’s a great time to think about helping me to celebrate!) One observation I’ve made during 2014 is… Continue reading Must try harder……. students asking questions of adults.