On deciding what we worship

Last week I was invited to present to the Ministerial Cross Sector Forum, to be part of a panel on Modern Learning Practice. The slot was 4 minutes, and the brief was to consider: what does modern learning practice look like in your context what challenges or opportunities do you…

"Technology at the core"

Technology drives South Korean 'smart' schools. Not much mention of learning in this video. Instead it's all about the technology. Because that's what makes a school "smart". Apparently. I know it's the job of the media to focus on the shiny. I'm not even that bothered about the hints of…

Make PD work for us. All of us.

This evening I read Derek Wenmoth's latest blog post, which highlights the McKinsey report titled: Breaking the habit of ineffective professional development for teachers I've not had the chance to read the report in full, and it's only 12 pages long, so I will get around to reading it. But…

A new year - new inspiration?

About twelve months ago I started this, in part to learn myself some, in part to track where I'd come from, but inspired by some words by Maya Angelou. This year, after a superb break and in the midst of a rather glorious summer, I was inspired by these words…