Did Someone Say Trust

I admit it, I have a bee in my bonnet and have done sinve I moved from the post 16 sector to Hamble College. Especially with that word trust. As a teacher I am seeking more trust, thank goodness I am not the only one banging that drum, as I read Ewan McIntosh’s post… ‘Just look at the lack of control over their technology and it’s not surprise that most teachers have, .... Read more and bookmark.

29 Mar ’08 2

Progress and Bumps in the Road

The week I learnt just how fast time in schools can pass. I have made myself accountable on a number of ICT issues and completed only one or two. Whether it is the “unknown unknowns” like cover, staff issues in their classrooms, unique student events (theft from a changing rooms following Yr 8 football practice) or deliveries, time passes quickly. Having an office is highly .... Read more and bookmark.

29 Mar ’08 0

Cover Lessons

To set the scene, lower band Yr 9 Maths group (13-14 yr olds). Two teaching assistants and an exercise book task. Bring on the heavy weights…. cooperative competition. ‘Student Team Learning strategies have compiled an enviable record of research which documents positive contributions to academic achievement. In 40 studies of Student Team Learning methods, 33 studies found students .... Read more and bookmark.

26 Mar ’08 0

As I was Listening

‘We can not change the cards we are dealt, just the way we play the hand.’ Taken from Randy Pausch’s presentation ‘Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams.’ Carnegie Mellon Professor Randy Pausch, who is dying from pancreatic cancer, gave his last lecture at his University Sept. 18, 2007. In his moving talk, Pausch talked about his lessons learned and gave advice .... Read more and bookmark.

26 Mar ’08 0

Dr Richard Hersh

I am still trying to improve my typing skills but I am also listening to a presentation by that man whose name is in the title, embedded in Wes Fryer’s Blog. ‘Its not just what students know, its what students are able to do, with what they know.’ I know I have discussed this with staff, now the challenge is to think more inventively on how to assess HOW student use their .... Read more and bookmark.

24 Mar ’08 0

Its All Free

How about this…. I am learning how to type using a FREE online typing program, whilst listening to a FREE conference (“Preparing Our Students for the 21st Century” a panel discusses a variety of challenges facing education albeit in the United States) through iTunes and blogging about it on a FREE blog package, Edublogs. Thats very much appreciated. 21st CPD? .... Read more and bookmark.

22 Mar ’08 0