As part of our series on online tutoring and some of the best practices involved, I’ve been reading Best Practices in Online Tutoring by Cherie Mazer as a source of guidance and inspiration. It’s proving an utterly fascinating read, and the purpose of this blog post is to share the insights that I have gleaned from... Read more »
Full name: Mike James Hansford
A student studying International Business Management and French at the University of Lincoln. I am also a member of the Erasmus class of 2014 - I have just returned from spending one year in Grenoble at the Pierre Mendes University studying Commercial Techniques. In my free time I am an American Football player and referee. I love writing about education - especially looking at current events and how it affects us all.
You never stop learning, I keep getting told. It’s probably not far off the truth, really. On balance, there are always new things that you can pick up even when you’ve ‘left’ education – in your professional life there are new skills to gain an understanding of, for instance. I know several people who have... Read more »
As an education blogger, I read lots of articles that try and explain what’s wrong with our education system. Recently I came across one that is some of the best journalism I have ever read. In a piece for the Telegraph, Peter Tait – headmaster of Sherborne Preparatory School – has truly hit the nail on the... Read more »
Currently there is a bit of a joke on campus, I have to admit. When it comes to doing group work, there are a couple of lovely stereotypes that exist – you know, you’ve got the free-loader who does nothing, the ‘pain in the rear’ who organises everything too early and then moans at everyone…... Read more »
With all the squabbling in the government here in England, I bet the Welsh Assembly breathes a sigh of relief every time English teachers protest and fall to their knees at every half-baked idea to come out of the Gove/Morgan era. As one idea comes and goes, there’s been such inconsistency in English schools that... Read more »