Archive for October, 2009

The Mountain Rescue Team

Friday, October 30th, 2009

Above the snow line, a lone climber is in trouble. Seriously injured and loosing a lot of blood after a hard fall, things look bad as the weather suddenly takes a turn for the worst. With trembling, frozen fingers, the climber lifts her phone – perhaps its not too late, if only the mountain rescue team can get there in time…


Thursday, October 29th, 2009

QuestioningLuke Abbott discusses the use of language and questioning in the facilitation of Mantle of the Expert in the classroom.

Power & Relationships

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

Power-RelationshipsLuke Abbott discusses the use and misuse of power in the classroom and the importance of developing collaborative working relationships with children.

Sign the End SATs Petition

Sunday, October 25th, 2009

Dear Colleages This is a message from the NUT inviting teachers, parents and other concerned people to sign a petition calling for an end to SATs. Please follow the link below to add your name and pass the petition on to anyone else you think might want to sign. Thank you. Over 15,000 people have […]

Further information on the Advanced Course and MA Route

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

FAQ: Can you please clarify the qualification process for the Advanced Course. Do I have to do the qualification(s)? How much would it cost if I did? And how would I go about registering? ANSWER: Here is an outline some of the ways you can think through any certificated routes, but only if you want […]

Assessment in Schools – Fit For Purpose

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

Assessment in Schools – Fit For Purpose A Commentary by the Teaching and Learning Research Programme MoE editors note: This article is highly relevant to the MoE community as it focuses in depth on the formative nature of teaching for learning and castigates in no uncertain terms policy makers who have hijacked the name of […]