Tony Little, the head of Eton, shares his insights into building character and resilience

According to the Daily Telegraph, Tony Little, the headmaster of Eton is to give advice to state schools on how to build ‘character and resilience’ and share with them insights on how children can make the most of their opportunities. ( Here is a quotation from the article Eton’s headmaster highlighted a range of methods

Going to the Wall…. is there finally a point to Interactive Projectors?

 I’ve always hated Interactive Projectors. Well ‘hate’ is perhaps too strong a word, especially when directed at a piece of educational technology. But dislike certainly captures my attitude. The problems I had with Interactive Projectors were twofold.  Firstly, all the ones I ever used were pretty poor substitutes for an interactive whiteboard.  Because the units

The Classroom of the Past

Rumours abound that the Department for Education are going to be exhibiting at BETT.  After Michael Gove’s appearance last year, he has had a team working around the clock to develop his ‘classroom of the past’ concept space.  He strongly believes this space will settle once and for all the nonsense some vendors insist on

Dead White Men: Michael Gove and the New National History Curriculum

Michael Gove is at the centre of another controversy. This time it’s over his planned new National History Curriculum.  A ‘leak’ to the Daily Mail over the Christmas period led them to write ‘Some of the greatest figures in Britain’s past are to be restored to their rightful place in history, thanks to an overhaul


The British Council For School Environments announced this week it was to close with immediate effect. The reason give was lack of funding for it to continue its mission of working with the education, design and construction industries to create excellence in learning environments. Over the years I attended many BCSE events. These were mostly

2012 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 24,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 6 Film Festivals Click here to see the complete report.