The Art of ‘Slow Teaching’

Back in 2002 the School of Education trained its first cohort of teachers. There were just 12 on the course. Sam Draper talks to one of those teachers - Judy Gracie, on going the distance and carving out a career in education. In this incredibly demanding profession, with its pressures to rise up the ladder... Continue Reading →

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

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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