Context is King. #shortblog | Tom Sherrington

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Just a quick observation: In our educational discourse, we make too many generalisations about a wide range of issues that ignore the context in which people operate.  I’m visiting schools all over the country and I’ve worked in lots of types of schools – it’s an inescapable fact that the specific context in which we operate makes a massive difference to priorities and perceptions.

On behaviour, discipline, ethos etc – you have schools where the default levels of behaviour, self-regulation and interpersonal relationships are extremely high compared to  somewhere else….

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