Archive for August, 2009

1st day begins

Just hours away now until first day begins at the Cannington Centre.  Looking forward to meeting all the tutors and other trainees!

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Primary Reviews

CPRCurrently just researching and adding final touches to first essay about the two existing Primary Reviews done by Sir Jim Rose and The Cambridge University, Cambridge Review.  Makes an interesting read and I believe it will affect my learning over the next twelve months in a big way.  I am a strong believer in a good well-being, happiness and utilising todays technology to progress learning in schools.  What do you think?

Registration for Worcester Uni

Picture 1Today my registration request came through the post for The University of Worcester!  It is a sure sign that this really is happening!  Incase you are wondering why Worcester Uni, well it is linked to Somerset SCITT as the course provider.  ID card should be on its way soon….woo hoo!

First essay

I am working on the first essay of the course, ready to hand in on day one!  It is a comparison and analysis of the two reports on Primary Education from The Rose Review and The Cambridge Review.  ANy thoughts from anyone on these two reports?  Can you suggest any good references/quotes?

An inspiring school…

Author Dave Eggers asks the TED community to personally, creatively engage with local public schools. With spellbinding eagerness, he talks about how his 826 Valencia tutoring center inspired others around the world to open up a classroom for everyone to learn!

Teachers TV – Special Needs

Teachers TVA good resource for any teacher, including classroom ideas and other tips!  Teachers TV ‘Special Needs’ video, click here

Technology in training

I will be using a variety of pieces of technology to write my journal, blog and Twitter feed. I believe strongly in the use of technology within education as long as safety and security are assured.

I will be using an iPhone and MacBook among other pieces of technology over the next 12 months.