Some thoughts on teaching, learning and education in general

Happy Book Creator Christmas!

Happy Book Creator Christmas!

With Christmas looming, a literacy coordinator at a school where we deliver regular training emailed me asking if we could help them do something a little bit different this year to spice up the usual age old offering of traditional school Christmas fodder. After...

Silence at the back! Mr Lego is trying to teach!

Silence at the back! Mr Lego is trying to teach!

You may or may not have read the post that I wrote on YouTube and the future of schools. If you didn’t, don’t worry. You’ve only missed out on a debate that has raged in my teacher brain for a number of years. Either way, the upshot of the article is that we have just...

The Creative Class

The Creative Class

I recently posed this question to a few different groups of teachers: what is the role of a teacher? Of the 100+ teachers I questioned, the general consensus was that a teacher should prepare the student to be a successful adult. I took that to mean that we need to...

Why tech? Why now?

Why tech? Why now?

There is increasing noise in the education world about the use of technology in the classroom. Does it have a place? Should it be used heavily in schools? Does improper use even stop children from learning? These are all questions that we should be asking but I think...

Tales From Teachers

Tales From Teachers

At A Tale Unfolds, all of us on the front line are primary teachers. Obviously, we all believe in ATU 110% so it's hard sometimes to come across as anything but biased. Enter Rachel Preece Dawson. She was one of the first ever teachers to take the leap of faith and...

Ann’s Last Day

Ann’s Last Day

John Roberts is a teaching adviser to us here at A Tale Unfolds. With over 40 years experience as a primary teacher and headteacher, during his career, John’s great passion was for creative writing. As video technology became more commonplace in schools, he used his...

YouTube & The Future Of Schools

YouTube & The Future Of Schools

Yesterday, I delivered a session to teachers at Lead, Learn, Lancs 2016. It was fascinating as both an attendee and a speaker with amazing sessions on a whole variety of subjects. My own session was called ‘Why YouTube’s Zoella is the Queen of literacy’. The aim of...

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