Tag Archives: education

#pracped16 – Sketchnotes

I’ve just got back from the Practical Pedagogies conference at the International School of Toulouse. Organised by Russel Tarr, the two day conference brought together educators from around the globe. Here’s the rationale behind the conference which explains why I travelled to Toulouse at my own expense to speak (I wasn’t paid to it): “Educational conferences […]

#EDUtalk 3-4-13 – Lisa Stevens

Last Wednesday I was invited to be the guest on Radio Edutalk. EDUtalk is organised by David Noble (@parslad) and John Johnston (@johnjohnston) and encourages people to talk about education, using mobile and web technologies. I was really honoured to be asked and enjoyed the talking about my experiences and thoughts on education.  We talked about my […]

Passeport pour la Francophonie – Education Scotland

I was really interested to read the following press release this week  – Education Scotland publishes new online resource for modern languages called ‘Passeport pour la Francophonie’ at the Scottish Learning Festival on 19 September 2012. Passeport pour la Francophonie will support primary teachers to provide stimulating and exciting learning experiences at second level, developing skills for reading, writing, […]

#PurposedPSI

On Saturday I attended the Purpos/ed Summit for Instigators in Sheffield, meeting with others to debate the purpose of education and discuss how we might ‘kickstart’ a wider debate on the subject. Part of the time was given over to 3×3 presentations by attendees – 3 slides in 3 minutes on the question of the […]

Friday thought 2

I was shocked the first time I son talked about ‘stealing’ a friend’s idea. ‘but my teacher told me to do it!’ was his response to the look on my face. Gone are the days when my planning was mine  alone and a colleague teaching the same lesson had to plan their own lesson. Pooling […]

Friday thought 1

A new mini series starting today of ‘thoughts’. This is increasingly what I aim for in my lessons – for pupils to discover for themselves, and to accept that there isn’t always an easy answer, that I am not a walking dictionary and Google is not the source of all knowledge. Image from Colette Cassinelli