He was associated briefly with our charity The University of the First Age and we were inspired by his ability to summarise expansive ideas with such simplicity, humour, and the ability to find the right story. You will be really missed Ted - thank you so much for all you have done over the years. This turned out sadly to be one of his last public speeches. We were very pleased and honoured to present Professor Wragg with an honorary doctoral degree only last week at Exeter Cathedral as a part of our Faculty of Education award ceremony University of Plymouth. No one escapes Ted's sharp-shooting wit: from the 'blamers and shamers' who try to turn teacher-bashing into a national pastime to the 'pale policy wonks' in the Department of Education, who issue regular hare-brained initiatives from the mysterious 'Tony Zoffis'.
E C Wragg 2004 Education, Education, Education, Routledge Falmer E C Wragg, G S Haynes, Wragg, C M and Chamberlin, R P 2004 Performance Pay for Teachers, Routledge Falmer. Primary teachers have always been required to master a wealth of knowledge and professional skills and recent debate has led to pressure for ever higher levels of competence. No one escapes Ted's sharp-shooting wit: from the 'blamers and shamers' who try to turn teacher-bashing into a national pastime to the 'pale policy wonks' in the Department of Education, who issue regular hare-brained initiatives from the mysterious 'Tony Zoffis'. It is very sad that a voice of reason has gone. Several of these have been translated into Chinese, Arabic, Spanish, Portuguese, Greek, Polish, Indonesian, Sri Lankan. E C Wragg Ed 2004 Teaching and Learning, RoutledgeFalmer.
The E-mail message field is required. We have received numerous other tributes to Ted Wragg. Ted should have had a long and happpy retirement. Ted Wragg's book provides a comprehensive guide to the skills needed by today's primary teachers. A memorial service for friends and colleagues would be held shortly. We will not see his like again.
He gave a memorable, humorous and inspiring speech to the graduates and staff, and was given a standing ovation by many of the platform party. Jim Sweetman, Bury St Edmunds, England I'm a parent with two children at Primary School and have been growing increasingly concerned at the direction education policy has been taking. Ted Wragg was a beacon of hope to me, and a very human voice in a world dominated by the interests of big business. Author Biography Introduction 1 2 Chapter 1 The wheeze factory 3 22 Madness dressed as method 5 2 Re-inspected to destruction 7 2 Retiring under a hail of bullets 9 2 Big words can mean so little 11 2 The wizards of Swineshire 13 2 Choose bog-standard diversity 15 2 On the wrong Gnometrack 17 2 New Year, new paper chase 19 3 Tips for superheads and menials 22 3 Chapter 2 Cogs in the machine 25 28 Chains? He was one of my general tutors for a while and I always found him an interesting speaker. We have lost a great friend and a great champion of the belief that a child is not a vase to be filled but a fire to be lit. He was the voice of reason in an educational world where doctrinaire prejudice and political manoeuvring seem to have crowded out the realities of good classroom practice. It is an absolutely crucial skill, and current educational policy is giving it a very high priority.
The first editions of the series were best sellers, and these revised second editions will be equally welcomed by teachers eager to improve their teaching skills. Mark Pollard, Burnley, Lancs We shouldn't forget that as well as being very funny he was also very intelligent. This collection of articles from 1998 to the present day exposes the real state of education during this period, when educational policy has never been far from the headlines. Ted Wragg lectures were always brilliant. Plus over 800 articles in books, research and professional journals, newspapers, and conference presentations.
E C Wragg 2001 Assessment and Learning in the Secondary School, Routledge Falmer. Recipients of such awards do not generally give speeches. Andrew Crysell, Peterborough, United Kingdom It is a very sad day for the teaching profession. The teaching profession has lost one of its true champions. He was an inspiring teacher and I am lucky our paths crossed, because I went on to study German at university. He would have a family funeral. Call Fastbuck -- Not such duffers, after all -- More madcap memorabilia -- Let your pupils do the talking -- Woodhead was my sick joke -- Only the constipated need apply -- Go on, have a shot at exam job -- Are you a flapper or a fighter? His energy, humour and genuine concern for learners and teachers set an example for all who aspire to leadership in education.
He was such a caring and interesting man. Wenn du auf so einen Affiliate-Link klickst und über diesen Link einkaufst, bekommt reinlesen. We have lost one of the very few sensible people in the field of education who was always an inspiration and also gave us hope in the face of unworkable political initiatives. Alas the fact that I agreed with his incisive view of the education system in this country and the games politicians played with it was one reason I didn't stay the course, but I had the highest respect for him. This is an innovative yet practical resource book for teachers, focusing on the classroom and covering vital skills for primary and secondary teachers.
Very sad to learn of his early demise. The first editions of the series were. The book explores the various strategies open to teachers and, through a combination of activities and discussion points, helps them to build up a repertoire of ideas, approaches and techniques which are suitable for various situations, as well as evaluate the effectiveness of their explanations in the classroom. Ted modelled for us care, wisdom, and passion for the job in hand in a manner that is sadly lacking in much of the world around us and his loss will be felt deeply. We now have one less voice to counter the Kellys and the Woodheads of this world.