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Great ways to mess it up

Great ways to mess it up

Calling all teachers... Often, we are asked to think of good-to-great ways to solve a problem, or to offer up really good ideas about something. On a daily basis, we also ask this of our pupils. Of itself, encouraging participation & sharing ideas are laudable....

What planet are they on?

What planet are they on?

Have you ever come away from engaging with your child or, indeed, another adult, wondering, “What planet are they on?” Everyone I have ever worked with has had this experience. And so have I. This kind of thinking usually happens at a time of some sort of conflict...

What goes on in an illustrator’s head?

What goes on in an illustrator’s head?

We all know that illustrators can do amazing things, but what goes on inside their heads? Well, here’s a chance to find out. I’ve known and worked with the amazing artist, Stuart Catterson for a number of years now. I say artist, because that’s what Stuart is....

“Is this your work?”

“Is this your work?”

I received this written question when I was 12. It was written at the bottom a piece of work I had done in English. It was the only comment that I received. I was stumped. I didn’t know what I was supposed to do with this. Was the work so awful that the teacher...