Category Archives: education

Standard Deviation

I love the potential oxymoron in this phrase.  I imagine two gossips talking about another’s peccadillo, and being interrupted by a third declaring ‘oh, that’s rather a dull, standard, deviation’. Statistically it’s a concept which it is easy to explain, but I find hard to understand.  It’s a formula which attempts to describe how spread out […]

Made Good Bikes

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The transcendental material requirements for the existence of the Collegè de France

“[post modernism] a state of mind deemed possible in the west, is a luxury dependent on the state of the rest.  The post-modern experience is not on globally for those seeking bread not circuses and seeking freedom of expression and not expressive freedom.  There are transcendental material requirements for the existence of the Collegè de […]

BBC Radio 4 – In Our Time, The Battle of Tours

  Saving this up for when my assignments are in on Tuesday. BBC Radio 4 – In Our Time, The Battle of Tours.

Grammar and Writing – Capitalization

Grammar and Writing – Capitalization.

Great principals hire great teachers and get out of their way | Get Schooled

Great principals hire great teachers and get out of their way | Get Schooled.

An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments

An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments.

Writing for the Self.

Every now and then I read something which helps me to understand, or to question, the world in which I find myself living.  Often it’s great to have a prejudice re-enforced, and though having the stuffing knocked out of those same prejudices is not fun, sometimes it can also be really persuasive and interesting.  One […]

BBC News – A-level plans challenged by school and university heads

BBC News – A-level plans challenged by school and university heads. Not Gove’s finest hour – I would love to know where he gets these ideas from.  They can’t just be from the back of an envelope, or emerging from his dim memories of the plush private sixth-form he attended, can they?

BBC News – GCSE grade changes ‘affected 10,000 students’

BBC News – GCSE grade changes ‘affected 10,000 students’. My dad always says you should go for the ‘cock-up’ explanation, rather than the conspiracy.  However, to me this looks increasingly like a plan to de-value the state – school brand, finish off the process of making all schools into ‘academies’, and thereby move along the […]