Category Archives: Innovation

Of Boxing Binmen, Business Leaders and Brilliant Secretaries of State

Today, I attended a really excellent Teaching and Learning event, organised by CIty of Leicester School Improvement Service. Alistair Smith was in fine form with an opening address on expertise. Due to the good offices of my old and dear … Continue reading

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Youth Friendly Employment Practice

 

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Ken Robinson: How to Escape Education’s Death Valley

Yet again, another 20 minutes of brilliance from a gifted communicator and educator. Every time he talks, I find it inspirational, and it spurs me on to the possibilities of change. http://www.ted.com/talks/ken_robinson_how_to_escape_education_s_death_valley.html If you haven’t got time to watch the … Continue reading

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Modern Baccalaureate- good article by Francis Gilbert

Francis Gilbert has written a good article on the Modern Baccalaureate movement, framing it against Gove’s introduction of “do-or-die” exams! http://www.localschoolsnetwork.org.uk/tag/archbishop-sentamu-academy/

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Creativity and Science- unleashing the artist in the geek, or the geek in the artist PART 1

I consider myself extremely lucky. I have managed to combine a career in education with one in the performing arts. I have been a Head of Science and a Director of Music. Seeing education and learning from these two perspectives … Continue reading

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A Brilliant Prezi from Andreas Schleicher

Sometimes you have to be patient, even on the internet. This is a massive presentation, with graphics and embedded video…. lots of them. So, click on the link, then go and make yourself a cup of tea… because it will take … Continue reading

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Why Co-operation Over Competition?

Setting up a new business can be daunting, especially during the bleakness of a recession, a squeeze on public funding, and when entering a pretty crowded market place. For me, the key to the whole process was to be able … Continue reading

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