The problem with education’s super-empaths

Empathy, of course, can be a force for good. It can make us care more about others. It can make us want to improve the lives of the children in our schools. There’s a whole heap of definitions of ‘empathy’ that can be explored, but I’m going to use the one we’re probably most familiar …

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Knowing more, thinking more

There have been arguments batted back and forth recently about whether previous inspection regimes did or did not promote approaches to pedagogy. I don't want to trawl through many of the points made over the past week. But what I’m delighted about, thrilled about, is that teachers now have the knowledge and voice to question …

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Oysters

Last week I got het up about oysters. This has never happened before. I don’t usually give them a second thought, but something had made me think about them – I can’t remember what – and I found myself feeling annoyed. Which is odd, because oysters have never done anything to annoy me. I don’t …

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