Capturing a Child’s Imagination

Wednesday 11th November 1970: I remember getting up incredibly early as it was my birthday; I can still recall those cold winter mornings between 1969 and 1971, which were darker…

British Sign Language

I am about to start a Level 1 British Sign Language course with research indicating that there are over 140 recorded living sign languages in the world each with their own…

Directed Instruction

Lessons can really focus on what students need to learn rather than devising creative activities where learning becomes almost secondary to task. A greater emphasis is placed on practising and demonstrating learning and understanding, rather than spending time trying to discover something that has taken the greatest minds of the past centuries to find.

Unreliable, Gorgeous Memories

In the last few months, I have been busy putting together a ‘memory book’ with my Mum. We have found so many lovely pictures dating back to the early 1930s,…

National Identity Crisis

In December 2015, only six months before the EU referendum, just 1% of a sample of the population in an IPSOS Mori poll indicated that Europe was an important issue. However, by April 2019 that figure had risen to a staggering 59%.