Tag Archives: thoughts

Cooking on gas – #ililc5

I was rather gobsmacked when Zena asked me to do the closing keynote at #ililc5. An offer I couldn’t refuse but daunting nonetheless. Especially as there was no ‘theme’ this year so I could talk about ‘anything’ according to my instructions! As Christmas came and passed and I still hadn’t really been inspired, I grew […]

Twitter thoughts – the results

Last weekend I created a survey using SurveyMonkey entitled Twitter thoughts with the aim of ascertaining a range of views on Twitter. I publicised the survey on Twitter and Facebook and asked others to share the link too. Please could you please spare 2-3 minutes to complete my Twitter survey (and RT!) Thank you! https://t.co/PEQyAJWpLJ — […]

#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 7

I sometimes look back to when I first began teaching and can’t believe some of the things I recall. Like handwritten worksheets made on a banda machine, barely legible worksheets photocopied from Tricolore, not allowing pupils to see the words when you introduced them orally and naff songs! But, as this quote says, I do […]

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 […]