Archive: Sep 2016

  1. Great thinking!

    Wow – great thinking in the latest school we’ve worked with! We loved working with 25 enthusiastic staff members, teachers and TAs. Everyone got involved and the training session flew by…

    “Really well presented by both ladies. They clearly both knew what they were talking about and delivered it in a very effective way. Really interesting way to look at the teaching of philosophy and how it can be built into the primary curriculum.”

    “Very well presented. I liked the way there was enough time without the need to rush to the next thing. Content was informative and gives me ideas to use in class.”

  2. Does the Brain Rest?

    What a brilliant question!

    There’s a great Radio 4 programme broadcast yesterday about brain wandering, daydreaming, thinking and what goes on in the brain, here’s the link:

  3. Philosophy Wall – what do you think?

    Our philosophy wall is there during training for people to post questions or thoughts. These are some thought provoking offerings from a recent training session in London:

    “Is it possible to stop thinking?”

    “Is it ever OK to steal?”

    “Do we all see things in the same way – eg does the colour red look the same to me as it does to someone else?”

    “Deja vu – how is it possible to have seen / experienced something that has never happened before?”

    What do you think?


  4. With the end of a glorious summer and the start of a new school year we have been traveling far and wide to deliver p4c training. Our first Inset day was in Northampton with a very enthusiastic group of teachers who really threw themselves into the training. Here are a couple of their comments:

    Presentation – “Informative and clear, brilliant delivery and enthusiasm in subject.” “Very friendly, made me feel I could share my views and opinions.” “Clear and people centred, felt comfortable, a good model of how to conduct a session.”

    Was the session useful? “Yes, very – underpins our goals for S and L and enquiry based learning.” “Fantastic to encourage those open ended, thought provoking questions and a reminder that less is more! Many thanks.”