Category: Pedagogy

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Rebel Education – A Documentary

An Al Jazeera documentary about the work we did at the London Nautical School Department of English

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Presentation: Unlock Achievement

As part of my Deus Ex Machina series, here is the information that went with my presentation to Teachmeet Islington. Heaps more detail about our Unlock Achievement project can be found in my Journal entry on

Build a New English Department: Step Two – Unlock Achievement

In another step towards restoring authenticity to the secondary classroom, our department has completely re-created our process of assessment. We have abandoned the old ‘curriculum levels’ model and replaced it with a standards-based badged achievement system.

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Presentation to Teachmeet BETT 2014

You can also read my “It Takes a Village” Post

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Agency through Authenticity

Presentation to the #i2ipartnership teachmeet, held on 24 October 2013

Build a New English Department: Step One – The People

He aha te mea nui? He tangata. He tangata. He tangata. (What is the most important thing?  It is people, it is people, it is people.) I start a new year in a new role,

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