Here’s a quick strategy get students back in the philosophical swing after a festive break.It gets them thinking about a question, then challenges them to re-think in the light of new twists.  The structure is simple: a deliberately vague contestable question, followed by several “what ifs”. It works best when students show their thinking to…

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This week, a message from HM Queen asking for advice in finding suitable words of wisdom to include in her Christmas Broadcast… (Hear it on our YouTube Channel which has lots of other handy videos).   I’ve been wanting to do something about wise sayings/precepts since reading “Wonder” for the Book Club over at www.p4he.org One of the teachers in…

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This week, a retelling of a classic double-dilemma which online classes have been finding engaging. A young man in occupied France in 1940 has to decide whether to flee to England to join the fight, or stay with his already-bereaved mother. He also has to decide how he should decide…  The young man’s thoughts had…

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