F. Pearson

Helpful votes received on reviews: 65% (203 of 311)
Location: UK
Birthday: 19 Mar


Top Reviewer Ranking: 97,423 - Total Helpful Votes: 203 of 311
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3.0 out of 5 stars No going back, 15 May 2014
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Ah, the curse of balding. It is, of course, ace to have a full head of hair. And, I suspect, it's probably all right being bald: at least you know where you stand (tonsurally, anyway).

But the process of balding, getting from A to B, is a tricky matter. Surprisingly, there is no chain of barbers to guide you through the process and so we are left on our own to navigate our own path through the rather uncertain territory.

And no matter how much one accepts the inevitable, occasionally, whimsically, one might be tempted to try something just to hang on to the good old days a little longer. But, in that case, I'm not sure this is the solution.

If you have a… Read more
Dancing About Architecture: A Little Book of Creat&hellip by Phil Beadle
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I was, I'm afraid, disappointed by this book for a couple of reasons.

The first was my own fault: I simply didn't realise that this book related specifically to teaching.

That said, I am involved with a secondary school and I am interested by teaching methods, so even once I'd realised, it didn't stop me from reading it.

In précis, the book talks about using the body below the neck to teach the part above. So, Phil Beadle talks about using dance or creating tableaus, for example, as part of regular teaching. He also talks about how teachers need to focus on process, not outcome, such that by organising your lesson to dance about trigonometry, you… Read more
Do The Birds Still Sing In Hell? by Horace Greasley and Ken Scott
Do The Birds Still Sing In Hell? by Horace Greasley and Ken Scott
Sometime last year this book was mentioned in my Twitter timeline and after skimming the reviews on Amazon, I decided to give it a read. As is the sad destiny of so many books that I buy, this story then spent a few months sat on The Pile until I got `round to it after finishing the Morrissey autobiography.

And I'm not sure that the choice was completely random. I enjoyed Morrissey's writing about his childhood in Manchester - a period that has become history - and I think I fancied something else along those lines. I like my history leavened with a bit of human interest.

Horace Greasley's story is, indeed, incredible. He suffered badly at the hands of the Germans,… Read more

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