Archive for May 2014

What makes a good teacher?

What makes a good teacher?

A recent High Court ruling in Scotland has re-opened the debate about the entry levels we should maintain for the teaching profession. Alex Wood asks what makes a good teacher. A High Court ruling in Edinburgh has over-turned the refusal of the General Teaching Council of Scotland […]

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Educationalists in the trenches are overruled by PR-led general staff

Educationalists in the trenches are overruled by PR-led general staff

In recent years, school trips to Auschwitz and the battlefields of the 1914-18 War have become common. They provide an unrivalled opportunity for young people to understand the march of history far more tangibly manner than text books or teacher-talk. They offer a unique perspective on the […]

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Reasons to be Cheerful

Reasons to be Cheerful

The contemporary world of schools induces contrary emotions. Some days I’m a grumpy old man: other days I have wings on my heels. A former colleague, a much respected headteacher, summed it up when I recently visited his school. “School’s great. The kids are great. The staff […]

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Professor Anthony John Harmar

Professor Anthony John Harmar

Professor Anthony John Harmar Wednesday 30 April 2014 Professor of pharmacology Born: November 28, 1951; Died: April 10, 2014 TONY Harmar, who has died aged 62, was emeritus professor of pharmacology at the University of Edinburgh. He was awarded a personal chair in pharmacology in 2006 and […]

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