Encouraging signs that there is a groundswell of interest in developing Ruby-friendly schools
Two new blogs this week explore aspects of the arguments in Educating Ruby.
Emma Williams writes 'Guy Claxon and Bill Lucas are calling for a complete rethink of education. They think that as well as focussing on exam success, children should be taught the 7Cs: confidence, curiosity, collaboration, communication, creativity, commitment and craftsmanship. They are calling for parents to lobby their schools, teachers and MPs. It’s a compelling argument...' You can read her whole piece here.
Alex Masters shares her enjoyment of the session Guy gave at The Sunday Times Festival of Education: 'For this type of education to succeed, academic rigour alongside character-building, Claxton stated it has to permeate the school, not just be a bolt-on. He offered these suggestions for embedding it in the whole school culture:
- school website
- communication with parents
- displays and images
- report writing
- lesson design
- timetable structure
- feedback and assessment
- professional development.
‘Education is for all,’ she concluded, ‘not just the studious.' Alex's whole article is here.