Moving on …

After twelve years as a consultant, facilitator, project leader, director…., I am going back to school. At a time when it is common to hear of educators leaving the profession or moving out of school into other┬ákinds of roles and careers, I’m heading upstream, back the other way. I’m excited to have been appointed to…

The impact of digital technology on learning

I recently saw the following piece of research – “The Impact of Digital Technology on Learning” – pass across my desktop, via┬áDERN (the Digital Education Research Network). Overview In their intro to this report, DERN states: “Taking into account the scarcity of rigorous research into the benefits of teaching and learning with digital technologies, [this…

ICT and learning: 5 myths – busted!

A recent conference I attended was a hotbed of exciting ideas, inspirational speakers and wonderful stories. Many of these focused on how to make the most of what technology can offer the learner. But whispered amongst the enthusiastic conversation and bubbling excitement, there lurked a handful of myths. Myths that need busting. MYTH 1: All…

What I’d want my teacher to know about me

Allanah King, in her blog Life is not a race to be first finished, shared an idea. It’s a really simple idea, and also a really powerful one – and you’d be amazed at how such a simple idea can be overlooked by teachers in the heady rush of the start of a new school…

The Unteachables III: becoming teachers themselves

It was stuff to warm the cockles of the coldest of hearts. Mine were positively glowing . Tough cookies, who previously had been swearing and cussing their teachers, transformed into teachers themselves following a two week ‘study camp’. An interesting irony. The final task, in which the rebels were sent into a primary school to…