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  1. Hannius

    SchoolsImprove Simple and effective! Love the idea of creating a permanent online archive of learning and for it to be shared worldwide!

  2. Neil_in_Norfolk

    SchoolsImprove itsmotherswork If the focus is on the cuteness of kids, we’re never going to improve their learning. Patronising fiction.

      • Neil_in_Norfolk

        itsmotherswork SchoolsImprove The convo with the red haired boy-Phrases & perceptions voiced are adult. Need to work with how kids ARE!!

        • itsmotherswork

          Neil_in_Norfolk SchoolsImprove
          I’m genuinely baffled by your aversion to this blog. It’s very much more involving than a newsletter….

        • Neil_in_Norfolk

          itsmotherswork SchoolsImprove But the stories are fictionalised: even the Lost Caterpillar posters are cartoons! It’s a cute BashStKids!!

        • Neil_in_Norfolk

          itsmotherswork SchoolsImprove The unintended consequence of education target setting has been fiddling outputs & this is just a glossy one

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          Neil_in_Norfolk SchoolsImprove
          So – would your objections disappear if the depictions of the artwork were replaced by photos of the…

        • itsmotherswork

          Neil_in_Norfolk SchoolsImprove
          When there isn’t a target for TA blogs, how can this be a product of target setting?

    • itsmotherswork

      Neil_in_Norfolk SchoolsImprove
      The focus is on involving parents; drawing them into the life of the school; sharing what children do.

      • Neil_in_Norfolk

        itsmotherswork SchoolsImprove Schools can’t improve when adults fictionalise reality & that ranges from doctoring results to this stuff.

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          Neil_in_Norfolk SchoolsImprove
          All versions of the school day told by any single participant are fictionalised reality. The alternative

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          Neil_in_Norfolk SchoolsImprove
          …would be a constant live-stream. I can’t see how this links in any way to doctoring results.

        • Neil_in_Norfolk

          itsmotherswork SchoolsImprove Because its making up “reality” in the same way as fiddling results, bogus GCSE’s, dropping “hard” subjects.

        • itsmotherswork

          Neil_in_Norfolk SchoolsImprove
          Is your answer to not attempt to do this at all. Or is it to include only real images and verbatim…

        • itsmotherswork

          Neil_in_Norfolk SchoolsImprove
          …transcripts for which appropriate authorisations have been obtained? Or is it something else?

        • Neil_in_Norfolk

          itsmotherswork SchoolsImprove Its a GREAT idea, but keep it real. It’s a platform for this art graduates creativity, really.

        • Neil_in_Norfolk

          itsmotherswork SchoolsImprove If you set out to tell parents what’s going on in school, don’t make it up. It’s a fairly obvious point!

        • itsmotherswork

          Neil_in_Norfolk But what does “keep it real” mean to you? That’s the bit that I’m not clear about?
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        • itsmotherswork

          Neil_in_Norfolk I would like to see the children’s own artwork there, for example. (Though one could argue that the act of
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        • itsmotherswork

          Neil_in_Norfolk …selecting which pictures to reproduce is an act of fictionalising in itself) but I’m not sure that it
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        • itsmotherswork

          Neil_in_Norfolk …would be right to name the children and attribute quotes directly to them.
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          Neil_in_Norfolk But she didn’t. The things that she wrote about really happened. Or is it that you don’t believe that?
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        • Neil_in_Norfolk

          itsmotherswork Quite possibly a problem but the answer isn’t stomach churning cutesy fiction which patronises the kids & confuses parents.

        • itsmotherswork

          Neil_in_Norfolk For example. I tweet about the stuff my children do and say. I don’t make any of it up, but the fact that so man of our…

        • itsmotherswork

          Neil_in_Norfolk …exchanges fit into a tweet isn’t a magical coincidence, I edit for length while trying my damnedest not to distort…

        • itsmotherswork

          Neil_in_Norfolk …meaning. I also don’t tweet everything that happens to them or all that they say. And I never name them. And I never…

        • itsmotherswork

          Neil_in_Norfolk …show images of them, though I do tweet some of the things they make and do. Despite all this “fictionalising” on my….

        • Neil_in_Norfolk

          itsmotherswork So far I can’t see any educational gain in what I’ve read – just a lot of patronising stuff laughing at what kids say or do.

        • itsmotherswork

          Neil_in_Norfolk …part, I’m not making things up, and I am sharing a pretty accurate picture of what goes on here. Apart from the….

        • Neil_in_Norfolk

          itsmotherswork The difference is your tweets are never patronising, never made up and never nauseating.

        • itsmotherswork

          Neil_in_Norfolk OK. I guess we need to stop here. You’re saying it’s not to your taste, which is fair enough. It is to mine.

        • itsmotherswork

          Neil_in_Norfolk Evidently many of the parents of children at the school also want to read it. It may be patronising to them to suggest it

        • Neil_in_Norfolk

          itsmotherswork Hey, Ms Shoe, many people read The Sun and The Mail. Maybe I should stop criticising those works of fiction, too?

        • itsmotherswork

          Neil_in_Norfolk You know I criticise them too. Though not generally as “works of fiction”, more as works of a political bias I don’t like.

        • itsmotherswork

          Neil_in_Norfolk Sometimes that includes complete lies, but often it’s basically a different perspective; one that I don’t respect or share.

        • Neil_in_Norfolk

          itsmotherswork Well, peddling political bias often amounts to fictionalising. After all, that’s at the heart of the NHS story, too.

        • itsmotherswork

          Neil_in_Norfolk Yep – though sadly misinformation about the NHS is not confined to the papers I don’t much like.

        • Neil_in_Norfolk

          itsmotherswork True. What isn’t fictional is my rumbling tum and my need to sort it. Have a great day Ms Shoe!

  3. Ourfuturz

    SchoolsImprove itsmotherswork stop legal abuse would be a good school improvement! Hopefully SS are recognising this now. 5 years on!!

  4. glavinhead

    SchoolsImprove Whatever the title- TA,LSA,LSO- most impact tremendously on the learning and well being of pupils! An indispensable resource

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