TEDx NorwichED – Ideas Worth Sharing?

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Yesterday’s TEDx conference in Norwich was titled ‘Thinking Differently’. It was no surprise, then, that a wide range of speakers were selected to address the delegates, most of who work in education.

There were some notable highlights – Mary Myatt speaking about the benefits of high-challenge low threat testing, Vic Goddard explaining why Michael Wilshaw is wrong to link TV ‘reality’ shows about schools to the teacher recruitment crisis and Alistair Bryce-Clegg entertaining us all with tales from the Early Years…

There were also some very interesting contributions from those who are not as directly involved in teaching. A local 6th form student, Jason Brown, spoke passionately about the use of technology in the classroom and certainly challenged some of my thinking on the issue, and 2 speakers on the importance of encouraging more students to get involved in coding and software development certainly highlighted an area that schools…

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