Gen. Education

Many of my posts concern my work in secondary education in The Netherlands where I teach art related classes, in English, classes of Dutch children you have chosen to follow a bilingual form of education.

To make finding these general education posts I’ve list a number of them on this page. You can of course also use the ‘tag cloud’ on the right and see where that brings you.

Word of the day….”lethargic”

Differentiation in the art room – are there things for other departments to learn?

Climbing at altitude with thirteen year olds and a teacher with altitude sickness….well sort of

Parallel Worlds

Winning an award….well, nearly

The things they didn’t mention during teacher training – No.2, sugar and its effect (or not) on children

Love and Mercy – choosing the right film in class

Surrealism, a sandwich and the start of the school year

Swept along on a wave of enthusiasm


A week is a long time in politics…what are the opportunists up to seven days later?

Brexit – an educational view from Europe

Classes with split personalities

Cooking as an educational metaphor

A motivation and reward discussion in class

Immigration as a subject in education

The Jean Paul Gaultier dress

The art teacher, Dirk and a very old computer game

Tonal drawing and a favourite non-Internet resource

“Design, design, did someone say design?” – what the art department did

Once in a while something special comes along…..