“No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking”

Recent blog about thinking differently.

stephen perse foundation

Four Year 8 pupils sat solemnly across the table accompanied by their teacher. It was a Dragons’ Den moment. Their pitch? They had created an app to solve the widely perceived problem with our house token system. In our senior school each teacher is expected to carry around house tokens and award them as appropriate according to the designated colour of the house. With the best will in the world, it is adding another layer of complexity to the life of a busy teacher to remember to have tokens for each house in every lesson. Indeed, one of the students had experienced a situation where the teacher wanted to award a house token but had run out of the required colour. Oh the injustice. So I awaited their solution. Simple yet effective. With technical support from their very smart teacher, they had created an app where by, with a touch…

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2 thoughts on ““No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking”

  1. darkhorse22

    Hi Tricia,

    My name is Rosie Rainforth I am a second year journalism student at Leeds Trinity University and as part of my coursework I have to write specialist news stories and publish them on a blog. I have chosen education and I am focusing on technology in classrooms. I read in The Guardian that the Stephen Perse Foundation incorporates technology into the cirriculum. I was wondering if you would be able to help me answer some questions?

    Any help you could give me would be greatly appreciated.

    Kind Regards,

    Rosie Rainforth.


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