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Danah Boyd describes in “It’s Complicated” that cultural shifts are often met with “Moral Panic“. Parents in the 1950’s were convinced that Rock and Roll music would corrupt their children, a notion that seems laughable now. This pattern repeats with each successive generation adopting a new reason for parents to overreact and “protect” their children. It used to be television that made teens […]

“The stars are not wanted now; put out every one, Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun, Pour away the ocean and sweep up the wood; For nothing now can ever come to any good.“ W.H. Auden. Funeral Blues. I invite the world into my classroom. Student learning should be as relevant to real […]

The temperature is creeping up, more skin is showing, garden centres are buzzing and sunscreen sales are rising. The signs of approaching summer are unmistakable, and with this comes the annual hand wringing over Summer Learning Loss. Summer Learning Loss is something people complain about but little changes. It’s been an issue for over 30 […]

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