Former schools minister Jim Knight responds to Tes’ Ed Dorrell on edtech, arguing that technology may not be the silver bullet, but it is necessary
15 Apr 2019
Teachers are ideally placed to understand and communicate the data protection needs of students, writes Lord Jim Knight
10 Aug 2018
As the anniversary of the Manchester attack approaches, help is at hand for classroom discussions, says Lord Jim Knight
18 May 2018
There's a difference between technical access and reading access – too much online content is too difficult for pupils to read, writes Lord Jim Knight
3 May 2018
The parallels are obvious – so the government needs to seek the help of those behind the diplomas, says Lord Jim Knight
11 Sep 2017
Children matter – just look at the general election: we ignore young people at our peril, writes former schools minister Jim Knight
16 Jun 2017
I remain proud of Tony Blair's legacy in education, maintains former schools minister Jim Knight, writing ahead of the 20th anniversary of Labour's landslide election victory. 'Waste-paper bins could be used for rubbish rather than collecting leaks'
27 Apr 2017
'Unless the new grammar schools offer T levels – and they won’t – these qualifications are very likely to fail'
T levels risk being another expensive failure like diplomas – especially if schools continue to be hamstrung by the EBacc, writes former schools minister Jim Knight
10 Mar 2017
I believe in empowering children and noisy group work, but none of it will be effective unless the pupils have the scaffolding of an effective behaviour strategy, writes a former Labour schools minister
7 Feb 2017
Angela Maiers, the US-based educator and founder of the Choose2matter movement, impresses Lord Jim Knight with her lessons in self-belief at UK schools, ahead of her appearance at the Bett ed-tech show
25 Jan 2017
'Banning technology from schools because of toxic elements in our culture will not make the problem disappear'
More positive use of phones in school for learning may encourage more positive use of mobiles generally, says a former schools minister
19 Oct 2016
In an increasingly divided nation, the last thing we should be doing is exacerbating that by dividing our children, says a former schools minister
12 Oct 2016
When I was in government, I wanted everyone to have the chances I had, not just a privileged few, says a former schools minister
13 Sep 2016
The current situation in which one political party is steamrollering Parliament unchallenged, with impotent protest outside, represents a constitutional crisis, says a former Labour schools minister
21 Jul 2016
'Schools currently face two big challenges: recruiting teachers and shrinking budgets. Will these be affected by Brexit?'
Does total political meltdown matter for schools? Yes and no, says a former Labour schools minister
28 Jun 2016
An education system focusing on the average is flawed and leaves many unsupported, says former schools minister Jim Knight
9 Jun 2016
There are no silver bullets in education but love is a good start
7 Jun 2016
Former schools minister Jim Knight says it is the role of educators to encourage their students to engage with the Brexit debate
3 Jun 2016
A former schools minister was disappointed to find that TES' April Fool article last week was satire. A "free learning hour" is a great idea, he writes.
6 Apr 2016
‘England is bottom of the league when it comes to deep learning. And top for drill and practice. It’s no coincidence’
There is a lot to learn from OECD data, writes a former schools minister, and much of makes for scary reading
8 Mar 2016
Working overseas is becoming increasingly attractive to UK teachers – and action must be taken to help staff retention, writes a former schools minister
29 Feb 2016
Lord Jim Knight discusses how teachers should flip the way they work to increase their teaching time.
23 Feb 2016
Just occasionally digital media throws something back at you. Facebook revives old posts or someone retweets something you posted weeks ago.
23 Feb 2016
The development of techniques such as flipped learning takes us towards a future where many of education’s dichotomies will be rendered false, writes TES Global’s chief education adviser
16 Feb 2016
We must embrace making if we are to stop great teaching and learning being stifled by accountability, writes TES Global’s chief education adviser
8 Feb 2016