If you only read one thing….

Just in time for Christmas, University of Buckingham PGCE trainees reveal the books that have helped them through the first term. Paul Dix (2017). When the Adults Change, Everything Changes: Seismic Shifts in School Behaviour. Camarthen Independent Thinking Press. Reviewed by Leah Joseph, PGCE trainee Dix’s writing focuses on fostering a new culture at school which... Continue Reading →

Guiding the Sage back to the Stage – Chris Parsons, ‎Deputy Head (Academic) at Norwich Lower School examines what might be lost if teachers simply get out of the way and ‘facilitate’ learning.

  Let’s talk about ‘The Teacher’. What exactly is the point of them…? “To teach!” some might hotly (or facetiously) retort. “To help learners learn!” some might worthily respond… The thing is, nothing else in nature or technology can learn like a human being. To be able to derive abstract ideas from spoken words and... Continue Reading →

Attempting to solve the current recruitment crisis with teachers from abroad helps no one Professor Geraint Jones talks to The Telegraph

  My heart sank when I read about the Government’s ‘secret plan’ to spend £300,000 on recruiting Maths and Physics teachers from Poland and the Czech Republic in an attempt to plug a shortage in schools.  Whilst I understand why such a plan is in place, it smacks of a last-ditch effort to solve the teacher recruitment... Continue Reading →

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