Category Archives: Education

The footballing Fates

He was a contemporary of Raheem Sterling. Then he got injured. Now he’s at Cambridge. The story of a player whose career was over at the age of 16: [U]nable to play football, he decided to concentrate on his studies. … Continue reading

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Notebook

He recalls an Eton beak who experimented in “de-Platonisation” – this meant going with his pupils to the local playground, getting on the swings and shedding what the beak called “the high-flying, over-intellectualised life of the imagination.” [Adam] Nicolson thinks … Continue reading

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Notebook

Etonians, it is alleged, have problems with such banal conventions as the traffic code. In the old days they disregarded licensing laws. Among Etonians (the accusation has been levelled at myself) the existence of a servant class is taken for … Continue reading

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So you want to be a teacher?

If so, it might be worth avoiding avoiding Chicago. “The video below is not a parody. It shows… a professional development session that will make you understand why teachers are going out of their minds.”

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