Category: Reflections


There’s More to Being the Best…

Just a great photo, quote and thought provoking combination. Quote taken from Jason Kottke when referring to comparisons made between basketball greats Michael Jordan and LeBron James. We are easily mesmerised by the myth of talent. However, we often forget that exceptional individuals are that way because they combined exceptional ability with something else.

15 Jun ’11 0

Teaching, the Design of the Building and ICT

How you do see teaching, the design of the building and ICT combining to create a thriving learning environment that enhances achievement. (Without Visual Aids) Which came first, the teacher or the teaching space? After all, we all know that technology followed…. I have been debating and preparing the title (he says, glancing up) in…
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5 Jun ’11 0

Leadership Interviews

Experience is what you get, when you don’t get what you want. Applying for leadership posts can be, has been and often will be, an emotional and challenging process. Even when unsuccessful at interview, the long term reflections reveal true value in the experience in addition to the benefits of seeing another school ‘at work’,…
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31 May ’11 0


When the teacher sees themselves a learner, there is a huge shift in the classroom dynamic. @obidonkenobe #ade2011 very true!

10 May ’11 1

He Found Joy in Theoretical Physics?

It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge. – Albert Einstein Whatever you want to teach, be brief. – Horace

8 May ’11 0

Global Conversations

Leading on from the post on Merlin John Online I went onto listen to my second global debate in a week, iMoot be the first. Which of my PGCE tutors would have suggested I would be listening to a recording of a LIVE stream event that brought eminent international educationalist together to debate education values.…
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4 May ’11 1