The Quill Guy
Teaching Powerful Knowledge
Hello and welcome to an established website of ten years that highlights my interest in all things beyond the remit of the classroom.
Having spent fourteen years reflecting on the teaching craft I have found this: the best classroom is one where you (the learners and the teachers) are curious in cultures beyond the one received at birth. It is only through knowing others that we can truly know ourselves. This powerful call for self-knowledge resounds throughout the ages:
This above all: to thine own
Know thyself – Socrates (himself)
It is for this reason that The Quill Guy has moved from evaluating the craft of teaching to the promotion of powerful knowledge and cultural capital. Success in external performance measures provides a passport to the next stage of academia; an enriched inner-perspective means any life you lead can be better appreciated and enjoyed. The kind of cultural capital enjoyed in the best classrooms is reflected here, as well as links to my books and MA writing.
Below you can find resources and guides for learning and
I hope you find this useful; please contact me above for any consultation or conversation. Thank you for reading.
Gregory Anderson 2018
Learning for School
Learning for Life
Example of how to revise quotations from a text, in this case the Crucible. This video gained 1.5k YouTube views which is a good indication of the dearth of videos for this text out...
Demonstrating how to link paragraphs for great cogency in essay writing.
One of my more imaginative childhood reading experiences was enjoying The Wizard of Earthsea in 4E (or whatever unimaginative name labelled that class). Stylistically denser than the Game of Thrones world, it contains a gentler message: know thyself. Despite its...
As part of my website redesign I have created sections on fiscal education. In it I plan to write about things I wish I knew about money when I was younger. My attitudes are fixed in my cultural experiences as a British man growing up first in the Midlands and then in...
A lecture I gave defending gaming culture, or at least my favourite parts of it. Gaming Culture: Intellectual Trickery or Mindless Clickery? from...
So the new school year is now in motion and it is typically busy. New staff have come with different experiences of time management at various stages in their career. I am impressed most, though, with the methods of an older colleague who seemingly just 'remembers' to...