Mass Shootings in America: The perspective of a High School Social Studies Class

Recently I had the pleasure of visiting the University of Connecticut to work alongside the Social Studies trainee teachers, who are part of the NEAG School of Education. (Social Studies in America is an effective cross-curricular subject, combining Geography, History, Economics and Civics which draws in some English literature and bravely tackles pertinent topics such … More Mass Shootings in America: The perspective of a High School Social Studies Class

Education versus Immigration: A Teacher’s Story

“Immigration into Britain overwhelms the British education system”, Or: “Britain’s educational system is inadequate in dealing with immigration into Britain”. Which is it? The first three months into a PGCE (Post-Graduate Certificate in Education) are tough. The workload is unsociable, you think about ‘subject knowledge’ as a collection of abstract and unmemorable facts, and you … More Education versus Immigration: A Teacher’s Story

Burkini Ban: Nice

In Europe, the nation of France has suffered and been victimised more than most by the extremities of the Islamic faith. The attack on the Charlie Hebdo offices in January 2015, the systematic murdering of Parisians in November of the same year and the most recent ‘truck ramming’ in Nice on Bastille Day are three horrific moments … More Burkini Ban: Nice

Trump: The anti-Islamic Messiah

What do we make of Trump’s comments today to ban ALL Muslims entering the U.S? Does it legitimise Islamaphobia? Is it even ‘un-American’? This isn’t the first time Trump has caused controversy, but it is the first time his comments have made the headlines on the BBC home-pages. Those advocating Trump for Republican leader have dismissively said his … More Trump: The anti-Islamic Messiah

Reviewing Channel 4’s Investigation into ISIS Sympathisers

It’s been a while since I have reviewed a documentary on here but I need to draw your attention to a programme I found on ‘4 On Demand’ titled, ‘ISIS The British Women Supporters Unveiled’. Now if any programme is going to inspire me to take ten minutes out of my day to preach about … More Reviewing Channel 4’s Investigation into ISIS Sympathisers