The aim of this post is to consider the value of small rooms in schools with the intention of starting … More
Category: Teachers’ Perspectives
Interviews and posts that explore teachers’ perspectives on school buildings, education and design
Designing therapeutic spaces in schools 5: the corridor and the cupboard, a case study
After several years of working with children in a busy primary school corridor, two teaching assistants trained in emotional literacy … More
In the Hills, on the Trail of a Radical Priest and Critical Pedagogy
Moving north from Florence you climb up and up, past Fiesole to a ridge formed by Mounts Calavana and Giovi … More
Flexibility, Time and Learning Spaces
If teachers don’t have time to make flexibility happen, a learning environment isn’t flexible. This post proposes a breakdown into 4 types of flexibility based on the temporal (& other) resources users need.
Schools should feel more like home: an interview with Lina Iordanaki
Lina Iordanaki is from Piraeus in Greece. Her first degree was in Primary Education and her master’s degree in Literature … More
Interview with Irene Lindsay
Irene Lindsay is the Assistant Head of a 2-form entry primary school in Raynes Park, London, which was refurbished by … More
Problem-solving and school design: an interview with Tim Byrne.
Tim Byrne is a writer and illustrator of books for children and young adults and a digital technology expert, currently … More
I started school twice: an interview with Bridget Murray, teacher
Bridget Murray attended primary schools in the late 1970s in Middlesborough, Hertfordshire and Basingstoke, Hampshire (UK) where she also went … More
Interview with Sue Steggles, teacher.
Sue Steggles was a pupil at John Scurr primary school, Bethnal Green in the East End of London in the … More
Interview preview: with special school deputy head Pamela Murphy
Pamela Murphy read Geography at the University of Cambridge before working as a University administrator and then training as a … More
Wiping the slate clean: one way to declutter a primary school
When I asked Catherine Burke what she would wish for if she could change just one thing in all schools, … More
Interview with Judith Baines
Judith Baines was born in 1933 and is a former primary school teacher and Deputy Head. She pioneered progressive teaching … More
Interview with Ruth Benn and Rebecca Skelton, teachers at Sparrow Farm Infants & Nursery school, Feltham.
Ruth Benn and Rebecca Skelton teach at Sparrow Farm Infants & Nursery school in Feltham, close to Heathrow Airport. Rebecca … More
Interview with Georgie Hughes, Reading Recovery Teacher Leader, Tower Hamlets
Georgina (Georgie) Hughes is the Reading Recovery teacher leader for the London Borough of Tower Hamlets and also trains teachers … More