Archive: Nov 2016

  1. We need to make time for Philosophy!

    “Open ended, inclusive, thought provoking. We need to make time for philosophy.” This comment is from one of the teachers we were working with today in Central London. There were lots of enthusiasm for the activities, games and the enquiry and this feedback sums up the session:

    “Brilliant! Many activities were covered and ways to adapt them as well as giving us the experiences we will be giving our pupils. It’s given me many ideas to take back to the classroom…”

  2. While the storms rage…

    Yesterday, while storms were raging outside, we were with a very motivated group of teachers in Leytonstone exploring what happiness means, what the difference between happiness and contentment may be and whether a person needs to have felt sadness in order to appreciate happiness.

    Here are some comments from the training session:

    “Amazing – really developed my understanding of “thinking” and what to expect from children.”

    “Really clear. Great examples. All relevant – lots of examples and models of how to introduce topic ideas and games.”

    “Really good stimulus and facilitation of discussion. I’ll definitely be doing P4C sessions with my class now. Thank you.”

  3. What is happiness?

    What is happiness? Do we experience happiness differently? Are there different levels of happiness? Do we need to feel sadness to appreciate happiness? These were all questions which came out of the Inset training sessionĀ  this week in London and here’s some of the feedback from the session:

    “Very deep thinking required but really engaging and interesting.”

    “Lots of opportunity for really insightful discussion. Excellent practical ideas to use with the children.”

    “Extremely useful, delivered brilliantly. Really useful both for self practice and working with children.”

    “Well paced, challenging with time to reflect. Intriguing and thought provoking…”