About

Hi! This is my personal blog. I mainly write about education and technology. By writing this column, I aim to explore, reflect on and evaluate my own learning; sharing my thoughts, ideas and experiences as an educator.

I also write about productivitydesign and leadership. If this is your first visit, then I recommend you start here:

  1. What is Independent Learning? (…by far my most read post!)
  2. Thinking Space
  3. Ceci n’est pas une pipe and the death of Media Studies
  4. 3 things I do every school day that make me a better teacher
  5. Busting a hole in the wall (the purpose of education)

You can find every post that I have published in the archive or try using the search field in the sidebar.

To make sure that you don’t miss a single post, you can subscribe via RSS or Email. Posts are also fed directly to my Twitter account by IFTTT.

BIOGRAPHY

I have been an educator for thirteen years, having completed a degree in American Studies (2001) and a PGCE in English and Media Studies (2003). I am currently an Assistant Principal  at The Chalfonts Community College in Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom. I completed a Masters in Education (2010-2013) through The School of Education at Oxford Brookes University. You can read more about it here.

I married Jennifer (my soul mate) in May 2004. We live in a small cottage, just twenty minutes outside of London. I read a wide variety of books and blogs. I’m a film buff, music snob and avid podcast listener. I enjoy art, photography, theatre and I love to travel.

CONTACT

You can contact me by Email, or Twitter.

COLOPHON

I am currently using a 2014 – 13″ MacBook Pro with Retina Display. I do all my writing in Byword, using Markdown syntax.

My blog is hosted by Reclaim Hosting and powered by the latest version of WordPress. The design is a moderately customised version of the standard ‘Twenty Fifteen‘ WordPress Theme. Site and entry titles are: Raleway; everything else is: Armata. Maintenance and coding are managed with FileZilla and Atom.

The rest of the time you will find me attached to my iPhone where I do most of my reading, browsing, tweeting and listening. I stay organised by using OmniFocus across all of my devices.

DISCLAIMER

All material on this blog is published under a Creative Commons license. The opinions that are expressed here are my own and in no way reflect the opinions of my employer. Comments will be subjected to moderation and remain the responsibility of those who posted them.