Questions or Enquiry

I just received this link in which a teacher was promoting the asking of questions and developing a teaching strategy for this. His strategy appears to me to be asking questions for questions sake, and surprisingly enough this is not always learning. It reminds me of a boy I met in care. There was nothing … Continue reading Questions or Enquiry

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Leadership

Our understanding of leadership is dominated by our egos. I recently saw this article about leaders in schools, and for me it completely missed the point. A good leader is an enabler. A leader works with the people s/he leads bringing the best out of all of them. Why is this even questioned? Because of … Continue reading Leadership

Peer Evaluation

Look at this clip on consensus democracy taken from the group at Occupy Wall Street:- .... this is democracy. This is the democracy that good education should empower. Where has it come from? Apologists for the education system would cliam that it came as a by-product of how these people were educated, but if you … Continue reading Peer Evaluation

Changing the teacher’s mindset

When I first started thinking about the four components of Matriellez education:- Corporate Paradigm Natural Development Quality Portfolio Wifi Classroom .... then initially I feel there is little to be altered when considering democratic empowerment; but then I began to think:- "Why did the realisation of the changing approach to democracy at Occupy affect me?" … Continue reading Changing the teacher’s mindset