I live in the mountain village of Villandás in the centre of Asturias. I also run projects at my own language school in Grado. You can see that here: www.justtalkjason.com

Cat’s Curriculum

The Cat’s Backbone Strong and flexible: the opposite of rigour. Rigour is a word that pops up all the time in political talk about education. I can’t hear it without thinking of rigor mortis, Death’s icy hand on children. The Cat’s Backbone Core Curriculum is not at all rigorous, realising that if the tabby jumps…

The Curriculum

Broad Definitions of the Curriculum Democratic Education has a bad reputation for chucking out the whole curriculum. It is time to get over this. The option is to forever be at the mercy of charismatics leading children up the garden path. I’d like to start by proposing three principles. Let’s make a curriculum appropriate to…

Edutainment

Edutainment The grumpy old curmudgeon sometimes gives the impression that he doesn’t care much how the kids turn out. He’s walking along the path with Bertrand Russell who is holding the attention of a kid with a talk on the stars they can see in the night sky. “You know the difference between you and…