TLT13: Jamie Portman

High Dive Teaching

Jamie Portman is kicking off TLT13 at Southampton University with the question, “Why are we here?” It’s impressive to see so many people here so close to the end of term and exciting to catch up with many old friends. Tweets going on the board in the background: one person has called us the “allies of promise”.

He starts by making the point that he is speaking from his personal point of view, and not as a representative of his school. Then he talks about a teacher, Mr B, and his student, Jamie. Mr B, says Jamie, was not a part of the teaching and learning movement in the UK. He wasn’t interested in the students or improving. There are teachers out there today who are the same, and those of us that are here today need to be like teaching and learning disciples, taking the message back to our…

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