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.

Art and student debt – Mart Veldhuis in Dordrecht

Collaboration, social flow and a search for a school vision

Faces, names and memories

My first post-Covid and post-Brexit international school trip

Vacancies, vacancies and still more vacancies

World CLIL Conference, The Hague

A small (post) Covid mile stone last week

Cooperative and collaborative learning – lessons from the artroom

International educational opportunities in the time of Covid

“Do you think everyone will actually go for a walk?” – getting the landscape into the classroom

Sitting quietly at the back of the digital report card meeting

Hybrid lessons….three weeks in

H3P going where few classes dare to go

A mention for classes h3p and h3q

Art and language project – Merletcollege

Three weeks open again

Some things would just never work in an online lesson

First day back

Reflections on the 2020-21 school year

Back to school…how have things changed?

….is this the moment?

A month or perhaps two without proper school and let the panic begin

Five weeks into distant learning, the pros and the cons

Well it’s a daily rhythm of sorts

Finding humour in distant learning

The Image conference Brussels – has a conference ever fitted me better?

An app as a serious story-telling device

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…..