It seems at times that there is a lot of negative press about teaching, and a lot of this comes from teachers themselves who have simply had enough. Now I am not for a second saying that our job is not hard, and I too feel the ever-growing pressures to raise attainment, reduce the gap,... Continue Reading →
The landscape of Scottish education has changed significantly over the past 10 years, with the importance of leadership highlighted like never before.
In our most recent episode, we discuss computational thinking with Kate Farrell (Teacher of Computing Science). Computational Thinking involves different concepts and approaches. This poster from @BarefootComp is a fantastic overview of what a computational thinker does. This topic interests us for so many reasons. Firstly, we are passionate about technology and computing and understand... Continue Reading →
A recent CPD session on 'Creativity' I attended posed the question, "What does it mean to be creative?". This question really stuck with me because at first I thought it would be so easy to answer, but then I realised it means so many things depending on your focus of attention. Somewhat frustratingly, the main... Continue Reading →
The McCrone Agreement was supposed to have solved all of these issues, however it feels like we are having the same discussions about pay, career structure and conditions.
Surely everyone who believes in the value of education also believes in the idea of a growth mindset.