Monthly Archives: May 2013

Early Years Teacher Standards

A slightly worrying post from Julian Grenier (how does he find the time?) about the difference between consultation and decision with regards to Early Years Teachers’ standards. His argument appears in his blog, linked here. The Best Practice Network site … Continue reading

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Another short posting

This time, to post a link to Michael Rosen’s analysis of Michael Gove’s article in today’s Times. “Some people… find it so difficult or painful to admit that they’re wrong that it is much more comfortable for them to keep … Continue reading

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Truss continued

The best-argued riposte to Liz Truss so far has come, I think, from Julian Grenier in a post on Inside the Secret Garden. I even get a mention! – but that’s not why it’s impressive.  Well thought-out and impassioned stuff, … Continue reading

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Almost a retweet

Just to flag up the great David Crystal on testing grammar: http://david-crystal.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/on-testing-time.html?m=1

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Grumbling

HE colleagues know that, as in any institution, politics (and specifically the politics of grumbling and Schadenfreude) are the bread-and-butter of daily contact.  St Benedict is acutely aware of this and warns in his Rule that acts of obedience should be carried … Continue reading

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Short listing

The petrifyingly responsible task today of short listing candidates for the post in Early Childhood Studies here at Oxford Brookes. Like Mr Gumpy, after the hard slog of the morning, I look up and see that the sun is shining.

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