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Are school shaming and trolling now accepted as normal?

November 11, 2018

I’ve been campaigning against school shaming for quite a while now. Newspapers Persecute Schools For Enforcing The Rules The Daily Mail is still shaming schools Don’t Twitter shame a school and call it a debate What’s it like for a school to be shamed? Part 1 What’s it like for a school to be shamed? Part 2 What’s it […]

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School Shamings: Why they are unnecessary and who is to blame for them

March 4, 2018

I won’t link to it for reasons that will become obvious, but I read an article on the Guardian website about behaviour. One by one, the children are greeted by staff with a warm smile and a personalised hello. The teachers’ enthusiasm, however genuine, is rarely reciprocated. Some students scowl, others grunt a “hello”, almost […]

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The New Type Of School Shaming

October 8, 2017

I’ve written a lot in the past about school shaming. Newspapers Persecute Schools For Enforcing The Rules The Daily Mail is still shaming schools Don’t Twitter shame a school and call it a debate What’s it like for a school to be shamed? Part 1 What’s it like for a school to be shamed? Part 2 What’s it like for […]

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More on School Chain Shaming

March 3, 2019

I wrote here about “school chain shaming” and the involvement of the TES website in sharing accusations about two MATs. They began their contribution to the shaming campaign by finding a flimsy pretext to share the following uncorroborated accusation from John Tomsett’s blog: In the blog, Mr Tomsett refers to “a MAT-endorsed behaviour ethos-setting exercise […]

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School Chain Shaming

February 23, 2019

I’ve been writing about school shamings for quite a while now. Newspapers Persecute Schools For Enforcing The Rules The Daily Mail is still shaming schools Don’t Twitter shame a school and call it a debate What’s it like for a school to be shamed? Part 1 What’s it like for a school to be shamed? Part 2 What’s it […]

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Further thoughts on shaming schools

August 10, 2016

I have been writing a series of posts about schools being publicly ‘shamed’ in the press and on social media. The Daily Mail is still shaming schools Don’t Twitter shame a school and call it a debate What’s it like for a school to be shamed? Part 1 What’s it like for a school to be shamed? Part 2 […]

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The Daily Mail is still shaming schools

July 29, 2016

Back in January, 2015 I wrote a blogpost about the Daily Mail’s hypocrisy in shaming schools for enforcing their rules. While noticing that they often run stories complaining about a lack of discipline in schools, I observed: …they also frequently run another type of school discipline story, which consists of disgruntled parents moaning about schools […]

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The Worst Behaviour In School Corridors

October 24, 2018

Earlier this week there was a school shaming focused on the rules one school was introducing for managing behaviour in corridors during transitions. A large number of people, many of whom have never worked in a secondary school, used an argument along the following lines: “You wouldn’t use rules like this to manage corridors in […]

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Shamed Schools 2 – Edutwitter Trolls 0

March 30, 2018

I’ve written a lot in the past about school shaming. The Daily Mail is still shaming schools Don’t Twitter shame a school and call it a debate What’s it like for a school to be shamed? Part 1 What’s it like for a school to be shamed? Part 2 What’s it like for a school to be shamed? Part 3 […]

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Schools should be championed not shamed

December 24, 2017

Back when I started blogging, back in the days when there was a consensus between government, inspectors, and a multitude of quangos that progressive education was the only thing that worked, one of the phrases used most often by progressives was “an attack on teachers” which was used to describe opposing opinions. The narrative was […]