Is your pedagogy developing the learner you desire?

What learner are you working to develop?  I wonder if this is a question that we ask ourselves often...if not at all?  I wonder what the ideal form looks like to other teachers and schools.  At my school, we have spending a considerable amount of time and energy in fleshing out what the Primary, Middle... Continue Reading →

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The power of the room

Over the past week, I have been a part of some amazing learning experiences and each was connected by one common thread...the power of the room.  What do I mean by this? I am talking about professional development that looks not to big name keynotes, consultants or edu-celebrities  but professional development that celebrates the stories... Continue Reading →

Unexpected inspiration

All teachers have at some point in their career been on the receiving end of an irate parent.  It might have come via a phone call, an epic email or a face to face discussion.  It is one of the most challenging scenarios a teacher can face and I've had my share.  There is one... Continue Reading →

What is pedagogical innovation?

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. I recently reread a great post from Steve Wheeler (@timbuckteeth) about the meaning of pedagogy.  His historical exploration of the word's origin really opened my mind, with the following passage particularly resonating with me. "Pedagogy is leading people to a place where they can learn... Continue Reading →

A checkpoint

So as the mid point of the year is drawing near, what better time to stop and take stock of the year so far.  For me, I have just ticked over a year in a new role as the Director of ICT & eLearning and am finding my feet, my voice and my way forward.... Continue Reading →

The creative council

Who would be in your creative council?  This question was originally asked by @tombarrett in a post that can be found here and my good friend Aaron Davis aka @mrkrndvs has thrown this challenge in as this week's #youredustory prompt.  It has been so interesting reading how everyone else has interpreted this prompt.  I have flipped... Continue Reading →

Learning space design

If you were given a chance to design a learning space, what would it look like? What would it feel like? What interactions and what learning would take place? The work of Loris Malaguzzi, David Thornburg and the notion of the third teacher have inspired my #youredustory blog post for this week. The environment that... Continue Reading →

#youredustory

After a hectic year of change in 2014, I have personally declared to myself (and my family) that 2015 is the year of "consolidation".  A big part of this is reflection..taking stock, and stopping to smell the roses and of course blogging.  This is my catch up blog for the #youredustory weekly challenge. What is... Continue Reading →

A learner reflects….

http://www.buildinglearningpower.co.uk As the door closes on 2014, it is time to take a look back at the year that I have had to reflect, learn and move forward. This year I want to use this blog post to reflect on my learning year and to do this I am going to use the fantastic work... Continue Reading →

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