It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that thrives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change. In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed’.
Charles Darwin, On The Origin of Species, 1859.
Teachers are driving the development of the profession.
Inspired by teachers I met at ResearchEd, and teachers like Jo Facer, whose blog overflows with love for her pupils, her subject and her vocation – a blog which reminds me of Charles Dickens’ great words, ‘A loving heart is the truest wisdom’ – I want to start with an encomium to teaching. I love teaching; I love learning about teaching, and I love thinking about education. So spending a day with some of the greatest thinkers in education in England…
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