A number of us have often suspected that the media take the tone & content of some of their educational stories from these fora. Does anyone have an example? Here is one to kick things off: A-level class used Lego people to learn about Hitler: 'Dumbing down' row after pupils at highly rated secondary used toy to discuss myths about the tyrant 'There was further criticism from fellow teachers on the TES forum, with one dismissing the lesson as ‘anti-intellectual nonsense’. One said: ‘I don’t believe such a lightweight exercise delivered through such as trivial, jokey medium would prompt any serious thought or insight into Hitler or propaganda.’ Another mocked Mr West’s ‘fancy’ title - Leadership Secondment for Learning Experience – and said it was ‘worrying’ that he believed ‘getting 6th formers to play with lego is a valid teaching strategy’. And they said: ‘I encounter a lot of younger colleagues who appear to believe that a productive lesson somehow involves entertainment. It’s an attitude usually accompanied by the almost constant use of the words guys and bud.’' (DailyMail.co.uk, 27th December 2014,) I'm quoted above as 'they'. The now unavailable thread, begun by @DM I believe, was called 'Why is Hitler waving to a cat?'. You can still find the original blog entry here.