This question was plaguing me as I lugged a huge box of resources from the English department across the school to the Science Lab where I teach English to class of Yr12 students. As my spinal column compressed itself under the weight of the resource box I thought that if teachers were meant to teach
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Evidence shows that Advisories either work really well or else get hijacked by administrators. They can be empowering experiences for students or wasted time in the week. I have already had some interesting discussions on Twitter about how to make best use of Advisories in school. I just wanted to use this space to share
There is no doubt that the Mindlab workshop was the most fun I had at the ULearn17 conference. I got to work with some cool people and to reverse engineer a working bluetooth-connected hovercraft out of pipe-cleaners, paper cups and assorted bits of plastic. It was awesome. The rationale behind the project was that I
CHANGING WORLD. Mark Osborne‘s key note speech at ‘Changing Spaces 2017‘ on the subject of future focused education provided a range of facts to support the already accepted view that the world is in a rapid state of change and the vast majority of jobs that exist today will be long gone in twenty years.
My take home message from the Ulearn17 conference is that ‘the spade does not dig the hole’. The spade needs a teacher who knows how to use it. Digital tools on their own do not lead to powerful teaching and learning. Digital tools need talented teachers. Successful learning and achievement can only take place when