This is my personal blog. I mainly write about educationtechnology and running. By writing this column, I aim to explore, reflect on and evaluate my own learning; sharing my thoughts, ideas and experiences.

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. How I Lost Weight and Got Fit
  5. Busting a hole in the wall (the purpose of education)

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

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I have been an educator for nineteen years, having completed a degree in American Studies (2001); a PGCE in English and Media Studies (2003); and a Masters in Education (2010-2013). Currently, I am Vice Principal at The St Leonards Academy in St. Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex.

I married Jennifer (my soul mate) in May 2004. We live in a flat, just a few minutes walk from the beach. 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.


You can contact me by Email, or on Mastodon.


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

My blog is hosted on a European server 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. The font is IBM Plex Sans which is part of the open source IBM Plex™ typeface.

The rest of the time you will find me attached to my iPhone where I do most of my reading, browsing, and listening. I use OmniFocus and Fantastical to keep my life organised and stress free.


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.