Thank you to everyone who has joined and said hello, it’s nice to know who is visiting the forum. I’m tweeting about us, overt the weekend my twitter stats said 84 people had clicked through to the site….so this is a message to anyone who might be a bit shy: don’t be frightened, say hello! The site won’t send you any junk mail, you’ll get an email telling you if a thread you’ve contributed to has had another comment ONLY if you want it, you have to check the little box before submitting your comment. Even if you don’t have something you want to say on the existing threads, do say hello (why not start a thread yourself?). We are all very friendly here and excited to have and welcome new guests.
A hello to everyone from me! I’m an education consultant, author and trainer (previously a primary school teacher). My specialism has been literacy but I have lots and lots of interests. Really pleased to have been alerted to your site by Joanna Grace. I think that the subject of RE in schools has often been the ‘poor relation’, much overlooked, undervalued and misunderstood. On that note I’m off do write a blog post on that exact matter! Kind Regards to all
Thank you for stopping in, I thought with your commitment to research and practice you’d like it here. It’s interesting to hear that as a literacy specialist you’ve felt that RE has been seen as a ‘poor relation’ it often feels that way to RE practitioners. I’ll be curious to read what you write on the subject. Pop back to the cafe soon.
Hi Guys, I have only recently found the RE Cafe and am delighted to join you all. I think this is a great idea.
I taught RE for over 2o years but now work as a free-lance consultant in RE and Community Cohesion. I am happy to come into schools nationwide but my main work is in the London area. My next workshop is coming up on 30th March, all day in London, close to Mile End and Stepney Green stations. It would be great to have a few more delegates as this improves the quality of the interactive activities, so if anyone would like a very peaceful and inspiring day, exploring a variety of approaches to the great questions (reflective / meditative / interactive / creative and interfaith) do give me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will be sharing some strategies which are effective in engaging disaffected / atheist pupils, too.
You can discover a bit more on http://bluelotusenterprises.wordpress.com
which a website I have just started to create, just for the workshops.
All the best to all,
Hello Durgamata, welcome to the cafe. We hope you like it hear. I think you might be able to contribute to the discussion of what makes a Peaceful school from a unique perspective. I expected you also have insight into particular teaching strategies that work well in RE, having seen your resources on the TES sight I know you have various approaches. Please do pop along to the other threads and contribute to them too. It’s get to have you in the cafe.
This is me checking in. Hi all.
Good morning Dave, welcome to the Cafe, you’re going to enjoy chatting to the people in here.
Hi everyone and especially Jo. Thanks for a great month. Really enjoyed your contributions and insights. Hope you’ll still stop by the cafe occasionally in April.
Wondering if as the weather improves, we can move to the outside seating? 🙂
Hello! I have just joined up as part of my RE subject knowledge enhancement course at C st G’s. Fantastic website, will be spreading the word around to all of my colleagues!
Thanks Rhiannon. Good to have you here. Thanks for commenting on a range of threads and your kind comments here. Look forward to exchanging views and ideas with you and your colleagues.
Hello everyone! I have struggled to access this fully and hope now, with Sushma’s help, that this will work.
Just wondered if anyone else read the article in the Sunday Times 18-08-13 p15 entitled ‘Boy Wonders’ which has a diagram showing who got more A grades between boys and girls? It indicates that there were more girls (unsurprisingly) for Religious Studies at A level. It also suggested that more girls than boys head to university with degrees benefitting women more than men financially over a lifetime. Premiums decrease with lower class degrees and for some degree courses. I was wondering if any analysis had been done on the employability of graduates who had studied Religious Studies/Theology or related subjects and what students taking A levels and degrees in RS may see as the tangible and particularly financial benefits since this is what often drives public perception about the viability and worth of the subject? This is what needs to be put out there to market our subject. What do others think?
Hello everyone. I will be overseeing things on the Cafe this month so do get in touch and say hello back. Jim
Just want to say how much I’m enjoying RE:Online. So many super resources and helpful articles. Trouble is once you start looking you can’t get off!
I saw gallery of great posters the other day with pithy sayings to get pupils thinking. I think I saw them on this site or perhaps I was directed to them from RE:Online? I don’t seem to be able to find them anymore…does anybody know what I’m referring to? If anybody could point me in the right direction I’d be delighted.
Thanks very much
Hello Elizabeth, I’m so glad you’re enjoying RE online. If it was RE Online, then I think there’s a chance you might be referring to a link I posted in the ‘lesson starters’ thread…. was this it? http://www.pinterest.com/nikkihundley/philosophyreligionmoral-character/
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