The problem with UCAS.

I think it is time we reviewed the usefulness of our university admissions process.  I propose the current system is stressful, inefficient and unnecessary when there is clearly another way. …

The problem with revision

Re-vision Mid 16th century word meaning to ‘look again or repeatedly (at)’): from French réviser ‘look at’, or Latin revisere ‘look at again’, from re- ‘again’ + visere (intensive form …

Post-Trump teaching

27 years ago today the Berlin wall fell.  It remains one of the very few lessons I remember from school, our teacher got very excited and passionate about the significance of the day.  …

The problem with growth mindset.

I think I might be a little late to this party but I want to reflect on my thinking about growth mindset and resilience. Views about the usefulness of growth mindset seem to be polarised as it is seen as either a magic wand or a passing fad. It is probably neither and it’s usefulness may be weakened by an inconclusive evidence base.