The Diverse Teachers for Diverse Learners conference started today with the registration at 3.30pm in the McCance Building of the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. Within minutes, I was networking with other scholars and professionals, both from the UK and other countries. Numerous countries are represented at the conference, mostly … Read the rest
In this video – see below – of Simon Sinek’s TED Talk – is essentially talking about leadership being concerned with seeing people as the most essential part of an organization’s machinery. Sinek says that there is a difference between those leaders that sacrifice others to be recognized and those … Read the rest
You’d think I’d relax after the NASSEA International New Arrivals Conference and get a full weekend off – no, no, I attended the LATE (London Association for the Teaching of English) conference at the Goldsmith College in London.
This was run jointly with NWP – National Writing Project – … Read the rest
Just overnight after the British Council EAL Nexus Seminar, on the 9th of May 2014, I attended NASSEA‘s EAL International New Arrivals conference in Manchester. NASSEA stands for The Northern Association of Support Services for Equality and Achievement.
Essentially, this 1-day conference that my school sent me on … Read the rest
On the 1st of May, I went to a short event at Highcrest Academy in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. This was a free event for teachers and staff interested in developing effective professional communities.
What is actually meant by this is creating a culture of teachers actively seeking ways to develop … Read the rest
A few minutes ago, I finished listening and participating in Dayna Laur’s session Authentic Learning Experiences: A Real World Approach to PBL , part of the online free to attend 2014 Learning Revolution Conference (http://learningrevolution.com/) . Fabulous presentation with some great examples, but more to the point, very … Read the rest
Just about a week ago, I was lucky enough to participate in a workshop and talk delivered by Leyla Hussein about what FGM (Female Genital Mutilation) is, how it affects girls, not only physically but also can stay with them mentally for the rest of their lives. FGM is described … Read the rest
What a fantastic evening I had yesterday at TeachMeet hosted at UCL Academy in Swiss Cottage. As always, there was a huge amount of ideas shared by other teachers both for the influencing of my own classroom practice and for larger nation-wide and policy level. All helped by the national … Read the rest