Category Archives: beliefs

“My students hate me, and I’m a failure of a teacher”

…is a phrase I’ve heard worryingly, reassuringly (it’s not just me!), often. As teachers, we often enter a mental and emotional state where we desperately need someone to say to us: You’re a good teacher; you run great lessons; you teach well. …but it has little or no meaning when coming from an adult. The

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Programming for young children: Scratch vs Blockly

Scratch was invented/created in 2003 by a team from MIT. It’s a full programming language that we USUALLY see coded using colourful drag/drop blocks. (it can be programmed in raw text too, and used to be, but today that’s rare) Blockly was created in 2012 by people that are now at Google (I’ve been told

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