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?

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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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Top 5 Myths About TeachFirst

Originally posted on Laura McInerney:
People inevitably differ on opinions about TeachFirst, the training route for “high-achieving graduates”. We can debate those opinions all day and I’m happy to do so. But too often those debates are hampered by ideas…

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