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Over the last 4 weeks, I’ve been teaching a group of 8-year-olds online. I’m a good teacher, but they haven’t learned much. “Ok everybody, please switch on your cameras, we’re about to start” was the battle cry at the beginning of every lesson this month as I did my best to make myself sound enthusiasticContinue reading “Why Remote Learning is Failing Our Kids”
What’s in a name? Everything. That’s why in recent years, several UK fish species have undergone name changes in the hopes of reeling in new fans. You say Pilchard, I say Sardine. Does it really matter? Well apparently, it does. Food names influence consumer behaviour enormously, to the point that whole species of late haveContinue reading “How to Fall in Love With a Fish”
News outlets have a responsibility to report events of major national and international significance in a neutral and sympathetic tone. Sadly, they don’t always manage this. Last week, in the aftermath of the Plymouth, UK shooting that tragically claimed the lives of 5 innocent bystanders, I read an article in the Guardian newspaper that madeContinue reading “Were the Plymouth Shooting Victims Racist? Ask The Guardian”
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