‘They’ Made Me Do It.

Things are a changing.
It is the teachers and parents that are going to facilitate the generation of non-systematised (traumatised) adults.
Ones who can think for themselves and create what is needed in the future.
It’s also time for Government to step out of Education and leave that to the educators. Let’s face it Government is very poor at doing most anything. Why entrust our future to Beurocrats who want everybody to be exactly the same and controllable, I suspect?

This post is from an enlightened teacher and parent

Jane Tyson

A Random DiaBlog from a concerned Mum and Primary School Teacher.
My first Primary School teaching job was ten years after the introduction of the 1988 National Curriculum, which was about bearable.  I was an Art Coordinator; my lessons were as creative as possible, I had freedom, fun and autonomy to a point.  We made time for Golden Time and if there was Wet Play with board games, paper aeroplanes, Connect 4, craft, etc then the children were ecstatic.  A chance for them to just BE, share, collaborate and discover with their friends.

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Now, though, the intensity and control in schools is quite overwhelming and quite out of touch with 21st-century educational research and thinking.  While there is a big noise around the terms ‘mindfulness’ and ‘wellbeing’ I’m not seeing much evidence of it being practised or supported in schools.

My experiences and conversations with…

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