What is essential is to realise that children learn independently, not in bunches; that they learn out of interest and curiosity, not to please or appease the adults in power; and that they ought to be in control of their own learning, deciding for themselves what they want to learn and how they want to learn it. John Holt http://undogmaticunschoolers.wordpress.com/2013/05/19/quote-this-john-holt-on-individual-learning/
We are currently trying to choose a primary school for our son in the UK. It got me thinking about Ofsted and what it really means for schools in England. Here is my take on it with some links to useful resources. pros and cons of ofsted does it matter reports outstanding vs good
Early Learning Fun with The Kids Co-Op - B-InspiredMama.com
I found this info-graphic and I just had to share! I love all of these ideas! I already have used a few of these, but there are definitely a few new to me ideas that I am going to try out! Find more education infographics on e-Learning Infographics
I think anyone in a position to make decisions about education needs to have been teaching in a classroom within the last 5 years, and needs to return for a year every 5 years to remember what it's like.