Read: The Leavers by Lisa Ko ★★★★★ great read that grew and grew on me. Chinese illegal immigrants in New York and back in China. Great characters and story.📚
Watched: Non-Fiction ★★★½☆ I enjoy a french talking & smoking movie. The chat was a bit fast in this one and cigarettes mostly half finished.
It is not unusual for immigrant children to perform better than a country’s majority population children in STEM subjects. Yet, the fact that they are able to perform so well in Scotland might offer some insights into why native Scottish children are not doing equally well. One of the reasons could be a lack of interest and motivation, indicating an important area for the policy development.
@MarkRPriestley , cutting through a pile of hype around Scotland’s PISA results. The success of immigrants ask a question, IMO, about the importance of extra-school influence on success in school.
The discussions around PISA, success of cfe and the like are well above my blogger brain grade but fascinating and important.
the improvement in reading, it is FAR more likely a consequence of what was happening in primary school 10 years ago, when the current PISA cohort started school, than 3 years ago, when they went to secondary.
It is really hard for humans and especially politicians it seems to look to the long term. We worry about possible bear attacks as opposed to glacier melting.
Hi Arron, thanks for this link (and many others). I remember when I first got involved in educational blogging it was fairly simple to pull together tags from any blog (via technorati ), twitter and flickr and display them on one page. I made a few for different educational events in Scotland. A marvellous opportunity now lost, hopefully to return.
Old Kilpatrick Braes. Started in thick mist. Frost picking out patterns. Emerged into the sunshine. Below Glasgow and the Clyde covered in cloud.
Podcasting refreshes the parts that radio cannot reach – but for how much longer? great article by John Naughtiness in today’s Observer.
Watched: The Heiresses ★★★★☆ understated and quiet
Watched The Irishman ★★★☆☆
Politics #blogvember 30
A day late for the last day of blogvember.
I’m posting this again because I find it deeply troubling; a buried paragraph in Con manifesto basically saying if they win they have a blank cheque to change EVERYTHING. Mustn’t happen. Why is no one challenging them on what this paragraph means? pic.twitter.com/OqiZZTXV5j
— Armando Iannucci (@Aiannucci) November 30, 2019