Category Archives: Teacher Training

edapt | News | Blog: It should not be harder to work at McDonald’s than become a teacher

To be a McDonald’s floor manager you have to pass 3 exams; to be a teacher, if trends continue, you won’t have to pass anything. How Michael Gove has looked at the problems our education system and come to the … Continue reading

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School Direct : Preparing for the unknown.

Recently I’ve come to realise how much misinformation is out there about School Direct and so I wanted to start this blog with a bit about that.  When telling people that I’ll be doing School Direct at least one person, … Continue reading

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Inside the Black Box of ITT

How do you start a blog? Unfortunately I’ve not managed night clubs or done extensive pedagogical research. My PGCE was the most stressful and formative year of my life as I changed from undergrad student to an adult. In a … Continue reading

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Eight sleeps to go until the Summer Institute

Originally posted on firstdayatschool:
As the 2013 cohort are buzzing with questions, I thought I’d ask a second year participant to share some words of wisdom. She very kindly obliged. It’s a week until the Summer Institute what should I…

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The Emerging Eduraptor: Learned things of my first year (Part One)

It feels strange to think about it, but I’ve nearly finished my first half of my first year of teaching. Already I can claim to know mor… Continued in The Emerging Eduraptor: Learned things of my first year (Part One):

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How can we improve Initial Teacher Training?

Originally posted on Pragmatic Education:
  Forge a new, school-led professionalism and bridge the gap between research and practice.  In 1818, Thomas Telford, an engineer who’d designed over 30 bridges and canals, founded the Institution of Civil Engineers. By 1828,…

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Blog Post 2: making steps towards the Summer Institute

Originally posted on La Petite Prof:
Since my first post, I’ve had some great feedback so far – thank you! It’s 2.5 weeks until the Teach First Summer Institute begins and I can’t believe it but I’m almost ready. I’ve…

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