2021 Digest

Thank-you for taking the time read my posts this year. I trust you’ve found value, hope, humour and useful challenge in the words.

Here’s a digest of the most read. Some, you may be visiting again; others, for this first time. As always, do use the ideas and share with friends and colleagues who may also enjoy these short reads.

Back in January, Why You Should Not Teach Live Lessons became my most read post ever – still not beaten. I wonder why…!

On the same theme, check in with 5 Stages of Remote Teaching to feel great about what you’ve achieved.

By July we were ready for a Summer break and many folks just wanted to be heard, just wanted to tell their pandemic story. 7 Billion Stories showed a way to.

In September I shared an unexpected consequence of remote teaching and a month later was hearing from colleagues the true impact of lockdown on our youngest learners in Read My Eyes.

As the year drew to close I decided it was time to tell it how it is in an open letter to the DfE (second most read) but also to cheer you up with a genuine thank-you for your efforts, skills and dedication. I invented the wonderful Ministry of Learning with their sensible ideas for building schools and their authentic desire for partnership with you. We’ll hear more from the Ministry in 2022.

A final thought came with A Balanced View of Bloom’s Taxonomy. At last – hopefully – a way to reconcile those who value knowledge over skills and those who do the opposite.

More from me in the new year. Thank-you again. Take care, and Be Well (in one word!)

Mike

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