In late 2019 I was anonymously nominated for a National Excellence in Teaching award, and after submitting my application - the content of which I publish here - I found myself in the beehive at a pretty flash luncheon receiving two of the awards, one for excellence...
http://achieve.edutronic.net/smac-see-me-after-class/ Now safely embedded back home in the Southern Alps of New Zealand, my restlessness has not abated. As a result I pitched the micro-credentials idea to an educational charity, The Education Hub, who are funding...
An Al Jazeera documentary about the work we did at the London Nautical School Department of English
My last assembly presentation featuring one of my heroes and an exhortation to my students to be their wonderful selves.
This presentation was made to an assembly of 15-18 year olds on the day of their receiving their results from a series of practice examinations. The quote can be attributed to Sir Edmund Hilary. Thanks to Cath Wilberforce for filming it!
As part of my Deus Ex Machina series, here is the information that went with my presentation to Teachmeet Islington. Heaps more detail about our Unlock Achievement project can be found in my Journal entry on the topic https://vimeo.com/122935524
In another step towards restoring authenticity to the secondary classroom, our department has completely re-created our process of assessment. We have abandoned the old ‘curriculum levels’ model and replaced it with a standards-based badged achievement system.