As teachers we are always learning and developing our skills as much as the children. It is a career which is constantly changing and our need to make lessons exciting, stimulating and fun for the children is something we work hard to do.
Today I had the benefit and pleasure of attending, probably, one of the most inspirational and engaging training days in close to 20 years of teaching. Tools to tell a Tale was led by three of the country’s foremost experts in Literacy and the use of technology to engage learners and raise standards in writing – Pie Corbett, Tim Rylands and David Mitchell. With our school venturing so confidently into the use of blogging and digital literacy, there was a huge amount of information, ideas and prompts to bring back – in fact I have something special lined up for computing club tomorrow!
It focused on the use of story writing, developing high quality language and even involved some children writing on a live blog from a school in Rugby. Powerful stuff. So, with even more enthusiasm than normal it’s back into school tomorrow to share my day and pass on the inspiration!