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Subject Genius Blog: RE
Teacher of Thought
Religious education could be the flagship for a whole school revolution of the skill of inquiry - and here's how to get started
Inquiry is so often used in teaching job specs and educational journals. We see it in all its glory residing comfortably in a plethora of...
20th March 2017 at 12:02
Teacher of Thought
Don't give up on Lent - this symbolic observance can hold a message for all involved in education
Last year, on Shrove Tuesday, an atheist pupil of mine excitedly confronted me to say that they were not only attending a pancake party...
28th February 2017 at 16:58
Avoiding the perils of the annual RE field trip
The annual field trip. Not much in RE teaching is likely to create such a response. A response of anticipation and excitement from the...
2nd February 2017 at 14:55
The primary nativity play
I trained as a secondary RE teacher and worked in secondary schools for the first fourteen years of my career. Even there I was not safe...
21st December 2016 at 10:24
How designing a festive card can help pupils understand the different strands in the Christmas story
13677 Birthdays inspire us To dive deep within Soulfully and unconditionally To collect our fabulous inner fortune. Sri Chinmoy, Twenty-...
19th December 2016 at 13:03
The most important subject
In my view RE is the most important and the most interesting subject in the curriculum. Of course I am not in the least prejudiced in...
12th December 2016 at 16:02
Pop up RE
I’ve had the most incredibly profound professional development of my career and I still find it difficult to talk about it with people. I...
16th May 2016 at 15:02
Fear of a P4C planet
Sister Marceline, with her lemon sorbet perfectly curled hair peeking out of her habit, made me rehearse my speech in front of the class...
16th December 2015 at 15:01
Glitter and Progress
I have a confession…I am not a specialist in RE. Despite having the desire to become a nun at 7 and looking awesome in black, the path I...
20th November 2015 at 16:14
The importance of teaching the narrative of the Bible
I recently came across a Key Stage 3 RE textbook about the Bible, which is popular in the independent sector. The opening two pages offered...
7th July 2015 at 14:24