In the previous post I described briefly what some of the experience was like as a teacher of Media Studies at Bishop Challoner Catholic Collegiate School. I am aware that I have not provide a ‘critical analysis’ from a ‘number of perspectives’-such as my own, the learners involved, my colleagues and indeed, the literature.
My personal view was that the specification for Media Studies tended to be somewhat dated. For example there was no inclusion of Social Media, Twitter, Tumblr or anything like that (Facebook was actually banned by the school filtering system). So there was no chance for the students to engage critically with any of these technologies. Cyber bullying was an issue-incidents would flare up and then die …#fslt12 Brief public professional reflective profile statement
Ten years. That is how long I taught for at Bishop Challoner Catholic Collegiate School-when I started I seriously wondered if I would last the day-let alone a decade. It was a fascinating period. When I started it was a girl’s school, pretty rough, in London’s East End. The harder (I mean more difficult, more disruptive) students were pretty difficult to connect with and if they were feeling particularly malevolent, could be downright cruel. Somehow I got through the first few terms. The grand project was a forty-two million pound rebuild of the entire institution-where it would be amalgamated with Blessed John Roche, the local Catholic boy’s school, due to close after failing successive inspections.
At times it was unbelievably …What is teaching..allow 30 days for search results
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by Ben Samuels
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Dave Snowden is a heavyweight and I mean that in the gravitational sense of influencing the trajectories of those he encounters. After listening to the recording the of the #change11session he conducted for this week with no more preparation than a cursory glance at the wikipedia pageabout him I find myself reeling from the cognitive onslaught.
While effective synthesis of the ideas he presented will require some mental digesting on my part, there were several gems that I thought would be worthwhile sharing right away so here are a some excerpts from my notes that are loosely quoted from his session:
Failure is better than success in learning, it’s easier to remember