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Tim Taylor (@imagineinquiry) epitomises everything that is Good about twitter. He is supportive and encouraging. He respectfully challenges and probes ideas, strategies and positions. He is equally gracious in being challenged with his own beliefs, which are always well thought out. He always has the best interests of children at the centre of everything that he thinks about and as the litmus test for where he nails his flag.

Here, he wrote about training children. I disagree with Tim on this, although I think that it raises some interesting questions and reveals some of the underlying objections to some techniques which have recently risen to prominence on account of being employed by schools who achieve remarkable results in schools which have ‘challenging’ intakes and in areas which have traditionally performed poorly.

I commented briefly as to why I think that training children, even in the manner that Tim describes and…

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