Teacher Training: Best Days/Worst Days

Six months into training, the 2018 University of Buckingham PGCE cohort reflect on the good, the bad and the downright terrible days! We want to say thank you for sharing, and give yourselves a break, the best teachers are those that are always learning. https://youtu.be/9UkTXfSREp4

Women in Leadership – Is the tide turning?

Sam Draper talks to School of Education tutors to find out if they are seeing new trends in the schools they visit. Education has long been a female dominated profession, but suffered from the classical gender pay-gap and glass ceiling to leadership. In the current climate, with the DfE and Ofsted showing awareness of well-being,... Continue Reading →

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 →

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