Education Philosophy Politics

Bertrand Russell’s Ten Commandments for Teachers

In an 1951 article for the New York Times, ‘The Best Argument for Fanaticism – Liberalism’, Bertrand Russell lays out what he sees as the supplementary Decalogue for teachers. Can it be used by parents too?

  1. Do not feel absolutely certain of anything.
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Ant and Bee!!!!

Thanks to a thoughtful gift of a family friend, Diana Birchall, we have discovered the joy that is Ant and Bee.

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STEM Ambassador!!!

parentsI applied for the STEM Ambassador scheme  with STEM Team East over the summer so that I may get my Enhanced DBS clearance for volunteering in schools to run Code Clubs and the like.

It’s taken a really long time to come through, but finally there is word that I am cleared to work with children (that are not my own)!

This makes me quite happy.

I’m trying to edge my way into the classroom, and this seems a good path. Volunteer, run code clubs, support learning in the classroom, make horrendous and embarrassing Newly Qualified Teacher mistakes. When I am a professional and get paid I should be a little more assured and skillful.