Charlie’s Mirror

I walk into the class with my third-grade students and ask them to sit down. Jamie and I had come into an agreement at the end of the previous day. She would sit in the front row so as to have as much of my attention as possible.

The kids sit down and Jamie […]

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Conversations and Contexts blog

Welcome to my blog, where I post on on educational practice and policy, philosophical topics, and other things that interest me. Please note that the descriptions of classroom moments in this blog, though rooted in reality, are not literal records. Some details (including all names) have been changed to protect students’ anonymity, some characters are […]

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The School of European Education, Heraklion

Back in September I wrote a post for, a website which celebrates Greece and Greek culture, and which is run by my partner Keith Frankish. The post is about the School of European Education, Heraklion, where I work and where my children study.

At the time I wrote the post, the school was going […]

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