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ukedchat Archive 19 Apr 2012 Hosted by @jamesmichie

Starting with a blank piece of paper:

Design the school of your dreams

ukedchat Archive 19 Apr 2012 Hosted by <a href=@jamesmichie Starting with a blank piece of paper: Design the school of your dreams 20:00:01 ukedchat It 8pm. Time for #ukedchat with @jamesmichie discussing ‘Starting with a blank piece of paper: 20:00:06 jamesmichie Design the school of your dreams.’ And we're off! #ukedchat Starting with a blank piece of paper: Design the school of your dreams. 20:00:11 jamesmichie So, to begin I wish to consider learning, 20:00:38 jamesmichie assessment & the people involved. #ukedchat @urban_teacher Agreed, so how would you 20:00:39 ICTmagic change things? #ukedchat RT @ukedchat: It 8pm. Time for #ukedchat with @jamesmichie discussing ‘Starting with a blank piece of paper: Design the school of your dreams.’ 20:00:43 nohandsup @jamesmichie My dream secondary curriculum would involve learning that isn't bound by subject divisions #ukedchat 20:00:50 ePaceonline This #ukedchat is irresistible where do we start? 20:01:14 bellaale RT @ukedchat: If you are joining #ukedchat tonight, make sure you unprotect your tweets 20:01:27 infernaldepart and use the #ukedchat hashtag. RT @ukedchat: It 8pm. Time for #ukedchat with @jamesmichie discussing ‘Starting with a blank piece of paper: Design the school of your dreams.’ 20:01:29 mikeatedji #ukedchat Woops jumped the gun… Need to agree, before curriculum detail the broad principles/ethos which guide the school…the vision 20:01:29 eslweb I'd get rid of desks. They are so cumbersome and replace them with laptops! #ukedchat 20:01:51 Spenceict @jamesmichie like @mikeatedji idea - what is our vision, what do we want our learners to achieve & skill to have for the future #ukedchat 1 of 57 " id="pdf-obj-0-9" src="pdf-obj-0-9.jpg">

20:00:01

ukedchat

It 8pm. Time for #ukedchat with @jamesmichie discussing ‘Starting with a blank piece of paper:

20:00:06

jamesmichie

Design the school of your dreams.’ And we're off! #ukedchat Starting with a blank piece of paper: Design the school of your dreams.

20:00:11

jamesmichie

So, to begin I wish to consider learning,

20:00:38

jamesmichie

assessment & the people involved. #ukedchat @urban_teacher Agreed, so how would you

20:00:39

ICTmagic

change things? #ukedchat RT @ukedchat: It 8pm. Time for #ukedchat with @jamesmichie discussing ‘Starting with a blank piece of paper: Design the school of your dreams.’

20:00:43

nohandsup

@jamesmichie My dream secondary curriculum would involve learning that isn't bound by subject divisions #ukedchat

20:00:50

ePaceonline

This #ukedchat is irresistible where do we start?

20:01:14

bellaale

RT @ukedchat: If you are joining #ukedchat tonight, make sure you unprotect your tweets

20:01:27

infernaldepart

and use the #ukedchat hashtag. RT @ukedchat: It 8pm. Time for #ukedchat with @jamesmichie discussing ‘Starting with a blank piece of paper: Design the school of your dreams.’

20:01:29

mikeatedji

#ukedchat Woops jumped the gun… Need to agree, before curriculum detail the broad principles/ethos which guide the school…the vision

20:01:29

eslweb

I'd get rid of desks. They are so cumbersome and replace them with laptops! #ukedchat

20:01:51

Spenceict

@jamesmichie like @mikeatedji idea - what is our vision, what do we want our learners to achieve & skill to have for the future #ukedchat

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ukedchat Archive 19 Apr 2012 Hosted by @jamesmichie

Starting with a blank piece of paper:

Design the school of your dreams

ukedchat Archive 19 Apr 2012 Hosted by @jamesmichie Starting with a blank piece of paper: Design

20:01:52

jamesmichie

RT @nohandsup: @jamesmichie My dream secondary curriculum would involve learning that

20:02:01

ukedchat

isn't bound by subject divisions #ukedchat Topic reminder: ‘Starting with a blank piece of paper: Design the school of your dreams’ with

20:02:13

ICTwitz

@jamesmichie #ukedchat @jamesmichie I must say, curriculum wise, I have been impressed with what i've seen with

20:02:20

stbirwin

the International Primary Curriculum #ukedchat I would like access to lots of outdoor space, so

20:02:26

jamesmichie

we can have quality outdoor learning #ukedchat @nohandsup So what would be your alternative? How do you envision your curriculum? #ukedchat

20:02:27

andyhampton

#ukedchat generally assess children when the learning is finished not always according to pre- set moments in time

20:02:35

nohandsup

@ePaceonline Its such a huge topic. Focussing on curriculum first? Surely everything has to be

20:02:43

urban_teacher

designed around the learning #ukedchat Classes would be limited to 15 students, more creative aspect to learning, less test, less politics

and more real life experie. #ukedchat

20:02:46

IncSolutionsLtd

 

20:02:56

janeconsidine

Great topic tonight #ukedchat A classroom with a glass floor fitted with a

20:03:05

Thessaily

tropical aquarium #bit80s #ukedchat One that isn't overloaded with assessment for the sake of assessment so we can spend time

20:03:06

jamesmichie

planning and delivering great lessons #ukedchat @eslweb Just laptops? Not iPads? Surely there's a time and place to put the tech down? #ukedchat

20:03:08

mikeatedji

@nohandsup @jamesmichie #ukedchat Yes, if we could escape the tyranny of silo teaching

20:03:21

lankyflamingo

without losing the rigour of subject specifics I would like it to have classrooms with desks, bean bags, carpet for circle time, and a loft chill

20:03:34

tesPrimary

out zone #ukedchat and I teach secondary! RT @ukedchat: Topic: ‘Starting with a blank piece of paper: Design the school of your

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ukedchat Archive 19 Apr 2012 Hosted by @jamesmichie

Starting with a blank piece of paper:

Design the school of your dreams

ukedchat Archive 19 Apr 2012 Hosted by @jamesmichie Starting with a blank piece of paper: Design
     

20:03:41

lankyflamingo

dreams’ with @jamesmichie #ukedchat Now on! RT @stbirwin: I would like access to lots of outdoor space, so we can have quality outdoor

20:03:45

IncSolutionsLtd

learning #ukedchat I would like to abolish Target grades for all students. #ukedchat

20:03:48

MrMalcontent

 

20:04:03

janeconsidine

No computer suites allowed #ukedchat Round tables with whiteboard tops #collaboration #ukedchat

20:04:06

ScrubyEnglish

#ukedchat curriculums must be personalized & permit stage not age learning: quality VLEs, flipped model and adventurous timetabling needed

20:04:07

jamesmichie

@urban_teacher Like the sound of this. Wld we all agree that smaller classes r better? #ukedchat

20:04:12

Spenceict

I would want to see a school that teaches students to love learning, through exploration &

20:04:17

Hero_project

challenge. #ukedchat #ukedchat want our students to want to come to school and provide every single child opportunity

20:04:17

nohandsup

to explore their dreams @jamesmichie trans-diciplinary projects that retain essential elements of subject knowledge -

20:04:21

urban_teacher

projects that have a 'real' purpose #ukedchat Creative lessons would be the cornerstone of the curriculum, with all the life skills that make this

20:04:22

CatmoseCollege

method of education unique. #ukedchat RT @_radiowaves: Latest @SecEd_Education featuring @CatmoseReporter & @CatmoseCollege at the @EducationShow

20:04:30

andyhampton

http://t.co/B0YEWAtt #ukedchat #ukedchat I would embed a philosophical and meta cognitive approach throughout the curriculum

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ukedchat Archive 19 Apr 2012 Hosted by @jamesmichie

Starting with a blank piece of paper:

Design the school of your dreams

ukedchat Archive 19 Apr 2012 Hosted by @jamesmichie Starting with a blank piece of paper: Design

20:04:32

eslweb

@jamesmichie ... #ukedchat

And

iPads & Kindles too!

20:04:47

jamesmichie

@Thessaily Not sure I agree. I want less planning, more AfL & more student-led learning. #ukedchat

20:05:01

Educationchat

#ukedchat Teacher + TA in every class; no more than 30 children from Rec-Y6; automatic barriers

20:05:10

Hero_project

when Ofsted approach; early finish Friday. Want school to reflect the working world outside an institution #ukedchat

20:05:15

ICTEvangelist

#TMClevedon is 2 weeks today & 90 educators from all sectors have already signed up. Are you coming??http://t.co/sDZYACyH #ukedchat #DLChat

20:05:15

acareoandy

Changes to free school meals system could lead to perverse outcomes http://t.co/L26KfVP5 #UKEdChat #SchoolGovernors

20:05:17

mikeatedji

#ukedchat Surely before curriculum you have to decide the vision… e.g to promote creative

20:05:20

alexgingell

individus/responsible citizens…whatever @stbirwin I'd like to have a 'tree house' school ... #ukedchat

20:05:22

eslweb

@potterpitter There have been a few. Do you have an url? #ukedchat

20:05:25

jamesmichie

@nohandsup So a curriculum built around PBL?

20:05:25

jackieschneider

Do others agree? #ukedchat Chuck out 19th cent factory ideas which reward blind obedience, obsess over uniform & divide kids into factory fodder or manager #ukedchat

   

My 8 year old won't go to bed cos after joining in

20:05:26

tmeeky

3 weeks ago she wants to tonight

...

hope u don't

20:05:28

alexgingell

mind a few thoughts from her #ukedchat RT @jamesmichie: @Thessaily Not sure I agree. I want less planning, more AfL & more student-

20:05:41

stbirwin

led learning. #ukedchat @ScrubyEnglish so true #ukedchat

 

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ukedchat Archive 19 Apr 2012 Hosted by @jamesmichie

Starting with a blank piece of paper:

Design the school of your dreams

ukedchat Archive 19 Apr 2012 Hosted by @jamesmichie Starting with a blank piece of paper: Design

20:05:44

jamesmichie

RT @mikeatedji: @nohandsup @jamesmichie #ukedchat Yes, if we could escape the tyranny of silo teaching without losing the rigour of

20:05:53

syded06

subject specifics @Spenceict would love a school where learning was free of the pressure of our assessment driven culture #ukedchat

20:05:57

Jon_Torbitt

@jamesmichie @urban_teacher yep smaller classes mean more 1-1 time for students #ukedchat

20:05:59

andyhampton

#ukedchat as an independent school head I can

20:06:05

lankyflamingo

assure you that small classes work! @Educationchat early finish Friday! Count me in #ukedchat

20:06:11

nohandsup

@mikeatedji @jamesmichie You have worded it

20:06:12

ePaceonline

perfectly #ukedchat #ukedchat I would make it an open, friendly and safe environment where everyone felt welcome and valued.

20:06:17

digitalmaverick

RT @jamesmichie: Curriculum; Assessment; Time; Space; People; Technology - You decide tonight on #ukedchat @ 8pm. Design your ideal school.

20:06:25

eslweb

@tmeeky My 8 year old happily sat through my

pre #gtauk hangout. So why not? #ukedchat

20:06:31

ICE2911

 

20:06:34

IncSolutionsLtd

#ukedchat this is all very nPQH residentialish @super_sixfive the target grade is an extrinsic pressure or barrier, written and verbal feedback

20:06:39

soos24

would guide the student. #ukedchat RT @syded06: @Spenceict would love a school where learning was free of the pressure of our assessment driven culture #ukedchat

20:06:45

urban_teacher

Starting a system of positive reinforcement, teamwork, and individualised learning at a young

20:06:46

Educationchat

age would create self-esteem & drive #ukedchat #ukedchat Parents of very badly behaved children have to volunteer as dinner ladies; sweets are encouraged - in moderation of course.

20:06:46

jamesmichie

RT @andyhampton: #ukedchat as an

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ukedchat Archive 19 Apr 2012 Hosted by @jamesmichie

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Design the school of your dreams

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independent school head I can assure you that small classes work!

20:06:58

AliceBakesCakes

Children would be allowed to choose what to learn - topics staff were interested in and children wanted to learn about #ukedchat

20:06:58

davidhunter

@jamesmichie @urban_teacher there's evidence that the effect of small classes is

20:07:01

ukedchat

negligible #ukedchat #ukedchat topic reminder: ‘Starting with a blank piece of paper: Design the school of your

20:07:05

jackieschneider

dreams’ with @jamesmichie I want schools that stand up for their poorest families & refuse to blindly follow every

20:07:15

Spenceict

government dictat #ukedchat @syded06 assessment is essential to quality learning, but agree the system is assessment

20:07:17

AliceBakesCakes

lead & rewards by assessment #ukedchat @lankyflamingo @Educationchat Me too! #ukedchat

20:07:21

aiddy

#oclfutures --> #ukedchat tonight is discussing ‘Starting with a blank piece of paper: Design the school of your dreams.’

20:07:31

eslweb

I like the scouts and guides idea of giving badges for achievements. So when students reach way-points they know and are rewarded. #ukedchat

20:07:40

ePaceonline

@stbirwin #ukedchat

now

that's a good one

20:07:46

jackieschneider

@jamesmichie @nohandsup - what is PBL?

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ukedchat Archive 19 Apr 2012 Hosted by @jamesmichie

Starting with a blank piece of paper:

Design the school of your dreams

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#ukedchat

20:07:58

nohandsup

An examination system that recognised effort

and application - not just attainment #ukedchat

20:08:07

alexgingell

I'd get rid of classes #ukedchat

 

20:08:07

bellaale

 

20:08:09

davidhunter

as cross-curricular as possible #ukedchat One of the biggest impacts would be reduction of contact time to 50%,allowing collaboration between educators and PD. #ukedchat

20:08:09

Saltcreature

#ukedchat Curriculum needs to be flexible

20:08:11

jamesmichie

enough to suit all learners. Currently teaching bottom set Y10 with 11 students. It’s wonderful, I can give them so much

20:08:20

syded06

direct input Making loads of progress. #ukedchat @Spenceict exactly assessment should enhance learning and not be seen as a

20:08:35

jamesmichie

necessary evil #ukedchat @Jon_Torbitt That's exactly my vision. We are all learners! #ukedchat

20:08:36

IncSolutionsLtd

@super_sixfive definitely

it

helps towards

20:08:37

raisechildrens

mastering any task. #ukedchat #ukedchat one of the things some of my young carers asked for was a "caring room" where children that needed time out were cared about ..

   

RT @ukedchat: #ukedchat topic reminder:

20:08:39

OhLottie

‘Starting with a blank piece of paper: Design the

20:08:39

ScrubyEnglish

school of your dreams’ with @jamesmichie @Jon_Torbitt @jamesmichie @urban_teacher #ukedchat 121 time must be timetabled not permitted. Weekly 121s with tutor and drop in clinics PM

20:08:39

nohandsup

@jackieschneider @jamesmichie Sorry I don't know either #ukedchat

20:08:49

Educationchat

#ukedchat no SATS; all teacher assessments; no league tables so schools encouraged to

20:08:55

Spenceict

collaborate because no competition; I've been lucky enough to visit Hellerup school twice - very innovative design that influences the

20:09:02

dysconxs

learning http://t.co/vyx3o4vs #ukedchat Mobile Learning http://t.co/cTC6NgLZ #mlearning #elearning #GlobalEd #TT

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#ukedchat #slide2learn

 

20:09:06

OhLottie

   

20:09:14

Thessaily

@ukedchat One word: space. #ukedchat A higher profile for the so called 'soft' subjects most of which teach many important life skills #ukedchat

 

20:09:18

MrMalcontent

@AliceBakesCakes have you seen NI primary curriculum? We have quite a lot of scope for that as skills based and not content driven #ukedchat

20:09:22

raisechildrens

#ukedchat ...

and

for

...

20:09:24

alexgingell

@AliceBakesCakes @stbirwin Definitely. Changing the level of learning in more ways than one! #ukedchat

20:09:29

GeekPeter

RT @Educationchat: #ukedchat no SATS; all teacher assessments; no league tables so schools encouraged to collaborate because no

20:09:37

cherrylkd

competition; #ukedchat agree with @scrubyEnglish stage not

20:09:41

MissRead10

age and personalised planning where possible #ukedchat - Freedom to decorate. Windows. Shared space. Swimming Pool. A stage. Variety

20:09:43

Educationchat

of teaching rooms. Adult workspaces. #ukedchat Sports Days have to be competitive and include staff race, parents race and wheelbarrow; iPads for all teachers.

20:09:50

IncSolutionsLtd

"@davidhunter: One of the biggest impacts would be reduction of contact time to 50% .....

big

20:09:57

Saltcreature

progress could be made then #ukedchat" #ukedchat Linear exams will improve T+L as teachers will have more time to focus on delivering learning.

 

20:09:58

jamesmichie

@nohandsup Agreed, and assessed based on description rather than grades and levels. #ukedchat

20:10:04

AliceBakesCakes

@raisechildrens We've started a room at ours during lunch where children can go to be with a

20:10:07

raisechildrens

TA for support/games #ukedchat @jamesmichie @jon_torbitt a mutually beneficial learning environment has got to be a great thing all round #ukedchat

20:10:08

jackieschneider

You should not be able to buy a better

 

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ukedchat Archive 19 Apr 2012 Hosted by @jamesmichie

Starting with a blank piece of paper:

Design the school of your dreams

ukedchat Archive 19 Apr 2012 Hosted by @jamesmichie Starting with a blank piece of paper: Design
   

education. End to private schools if all kids are to

20:10:12

JOHNSAYERS

have equal opportunities #ukedchat #ukedchat not forced learning but by intrigue, hopes and dreams were explored not crushed by stereotype of because it's not on spec!

20:10:17

urban_teacher

15% teachers % 85 students

Students

taking

20:10:29

mikeatedji

 

20:10:46

SheliBB

 

20:10:59

bellaale

 

20:11

jamesmichie

 

20:11:08

syded06

 

20:11:10

ICTwitz

 

20:11:11

mikeatedji

 

20:11:18

hlmrmo

 

20:11:22

raisechildrens

 

20:11:23

jamesmichie

RT @JOHNSAYERS: #ukedchat not forced learning but by intrigue, hopes and dreams were explored not crushed by stereotype of because

20:11:27

jamesmichie

it's not on spec! RT @JOHNSAYERS: #ukedchat not forced learning but by intrigue, hopes and dreams were

20:11:32

OhLottie

explored not (cont) http://t.co/iHztQy1s @Educationchat I agree on the league tables. They need to go. #ukedchat

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20:11:37

tmeeky

8 yr old says: bigger classrooms. easier to learn if we weren't sat squashed together on a carpet #ukedchat

20:11:47

andywhiteway

As far as international models go, Finnish model is one I most want to see reflected in new school

20:11:54

jamesmichie

thinking #ukedchat http://t.co/tygQIH4l RT @JOHNSAYERS: #ukedchat not forced learning but by intrigue, hopes, dreams were explored not crushed by stereotype because not

20:11:57

ScrubyEnglish

on spec! @jamesmichie @nohandsup #ukedchat all work should be assessed by students before presented to teacher. #AfL is key to

independence

20:11:58

Thessaily

 

20:12:01

aknill

@mikeatedji agreed #ukedchat @nohandsup @jamesmichie #ukedchat like the

20:12:03

DanielAyres

open secondary curriculum “@ukedchat: #ukedchat ‘Starting with a blank piece of paper: Design the school of your

20:12:08

nohandsup

dreams’ with @jamesmichie” One word: Tents. @jamesmichie @jackieschneider PBL is too vague - discipline based, multidisciplinary,

20:12:14

SteveIredale

transdisciplinary and finally integrated #ukedchat RT @jackieschneider: I want schools that stand up for their poorest families & refuse to blindly

20:12:16

ICTwitz

follow every government dictat #ukedchat Outdoor learning. Loads of it, in all sorts of weather for pupils at all ages #ukedchat

20:12:21

SwayGrantham

#justsayin @davidhunter sounds very girl guide/scouting-

esque! #ukedchat

20:12:21

mrpeel

 

20:12:22

infernaldepart

#ukedchat evening - dropping in and out RT @SheliBB: Would love to have you join me for a bit of #DLchat tonight at 9 after #ukedchat

20:12:22

IncSolutionsLtd

for some new digital leader news @jamesmichie smaller class size would get my vote, added to larger groupings where appropriate to created the dynamic buzz #ukedchat

20:12:24

jamesmichie

@mikeatedji Nice, tell us more. I think subjects

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have had their time too. #ukedchat

20:12:24

eslweb

No choice as to which school pupils go to. Pupils are given the school that is best for them. #ukedchat

20:12:31

hypereverything

RT @syded06: @JOHNSAYERS perhaps allow educators to try and fail alongside students #ukedchat

20:12:34

alexgingell

@ICTwitz :-) Haha! Perhaps I should have said

20:12:37

AliceBakesCakes

I'd get rid of classrooms ;-) #ukedchat @MrMalcontent I agree there's the scope for it, but it doesn't happen. Too much reliance on dull, outdated SoWs as 'easier' #ukedchat

   

RT @urban_teacher: 15% teachers % 85

hypereverything

students

Students

taking more ownership over

20:12:52

#ukedchat

20:13:02

Saltcreature

@jamesmichie #ukedchat I think exams are useful but they need to actually test what they set out to test.

20:13:04

davidhunter

RT @andywhiteway: As far as international models go, Finnish model is one I most want to see reflected in new school thinking #ukedchat

http://t.co/tygQIH4l

 

20:13:38

JOHNSAYERS

Exams could be taken at independent times when students ready! Not when the timetable

20:13:38

Educationchat

suggests #ukedchat #ukedchat Schools to have a hall with a stage for productions; no meetings past 5pm; staff can

20:13:43

jamesmichie

have 5 duvet days per year. @hypereverything Agreed, we need to return failure to the classroom with emphasis on how to learn from it. #ukedchat

20:13:43

AliceBakesCakes

@raisechildrens I think to start adult support is vital, but would be lovely long term to have peer mentors involved! #ukedchat

20:13:52

urban_teacher

I would only have bright colours in my school! and pics of people who changed the world. Also former A* students will be mentors #ukedchat

20:14

IncSolutionsLtd

I would also like to see career goals become much more integrated into the day to day

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motivation for the students

...

#ukedchat

20:14:03

Jon_Torbitt

@jamesmichie @mikeatedji vertical teaching where students are taught by areas of interest not age? credit based system maybe? #ukedchat

20:14:03

stbirwin

I totally agree about needing the space, what about emilio Reggio approach (sorry if spelt

20:14:06

Kezmerrelda

wrong)? #ukedchat #ukedchat no SATs and friendly ofsted inspectors that supported and suggested new ideas

20:14:09

eslweb

@JOHNSAYERS I like that idea. So easy now

20:14:17

janeconsidine

with computer assessment. #ukedchat RT @Educationchat: #ukedchat Schools to have a hall with a stage for productions; no meetings

20:14:18

jackieschneider

past 5pm; staff can have 5 duvet days per year. I want schools that start from what kids need - not business, not government or even headteachers & governors. Schools for KIDS #ukedchat

20:14:25

ICTwitz

@alexgingell Ooh, that's a shame! Upper classes too, not to mention the chattering classes! #ukedchat What's wrong with classrooms then?

20:14:25

jamesmichie

@Saltcreature I don't see why individual teachers can't decide on the best way to assess

20:14:28

mrpeel

their subject/topic etc. #ukedchat #ukedchat stop teaching to OFSTED and start teaching/enabling students to explore the world around them and become thinkers not receivers

20:14:35

KDWScience

#ukedchat we need to remove barriers like walls to allow freedom of movement to make schools

20:14:45

davidhunter

more welcoming than being in little boxes @SwayGrantham #ukedchat I stole the cleaning thing from Japanese schools actually but

yeah

These

are the basics tho,more so than

lit/maths

20:14:54

stbirwin

 

20:15

tmeeky

@eslweb how would you know? #ukedchat 8 year old says: more resources so we get more hands-on e.g. DT enough resources to go

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around

..

ditto for sci, pe

...

#ukedchat

20:15

soos24

#ukedchat @OhLottie @Educationchat I totally agree, putting the whole country into the same

division

......

not a fair playing field at all

20:15:03

eslweb

I'd want a new role for OFSTED they have to hunt out outstanding practice and share it! #ukedchat

20:15:05

mrpeel

@jamesmichie I could not agree more #ukedchat

20:15:07

ScrubyEnglish

@andywhiteway #ukedchat my current school based on a Swedish model. Google Kunskapsskolan #independentlearning

20:15:08

jamesmichie

v.Interesting @JOHNSAYERS If we have to have exams, then I like this idea. Let learners progress at their

20:15:11

syded06

own pace (within reason) #ukedchat @Kezmerrelda ofsted would be seen as an opportunity to identify and improve learning

20:15:18

aknill

rather than a clamour for best rating #ukedchat #ukedchat open learning, open access to technology, outside learning, all ages cross phase community, collaboration between all learners

20:15:20

Primary_Ed

Using digital cameras in the classroom http://t.co/dfMiiMwi #ukedchat #edchat #edtech #edteach

20:15:21

jamesmichie

RT @ScrubyEnglish: @jamesmichie @nohandsup #ukedchat all work should be assessed by students before presented to

20:15:22

Educationchat

teacher. #AfL is key to independence #ukedchat End of year reports no longer than one side of A4; art, drama, PE, music must be

20:15:49

IncSolutionsLtd

taught every week - not squeezed out. "@jamesmichie: @Saltcreature I don't see why individual teachers can't decide on the best way

20:15:54

jamesmichie

to assess their subject/topic etc. #ukedchat" @Jon_Torbitt @mikeatedji Also, like the sound of this! #ukedchat

20:16:11

AndrewManson1

Reading this stream feels like teachers reclaiming teaching #ukedchat

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20:16:14

workingtonboy

Barclaycard And Ebay Pledge 'Mobile Wallets' http://t.co/azD7mkbf #edchat #ukedchat

20:16:14

Educationchat

#ukedchat Government policy puts CHILDREN first, and their agenda last; children have more

20:16:15

mikeatedji

say in what they are taught; free fruit for all. @jamesmichie #ukedchat If the vision is, in part, to ready pupils for life as citizens, this requires

20:16:16

tmeeky

all learners to consider their impact 8 year old says: sick of hearing about levels levels levels #ukedchat

20:16:21

eslweb

@stbirwin So when I say no choice, what I mean is that students choose via subject preferences rather than select school. #ukedchat

20:16:21

raisechildrens

@nohandsup@jamesmichie @jackieschneider I was amazed that a girl that was going 2 b excluded wanted a room for"helpful"discipline #ukedchat

20:16:33

jamesmichie

What about the wider community? I’d advocate making the school library the community library. #ukedchat

20:16:46

jackieschneider

An acknowledgement that many kids learn despite our "education" system - not because of it #ukedchat

20:16:47

Lallysticks

#ukedchat Later start for teen circadian rhythms;

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well-resourced (literary, ICT, etc.); meditation

20:16:51

ICTwitz

taught; lots of green spaces @tmeeky Good idea. Therefore, more specialist teachers within primary schools who love and

20:16:52

Thessaily

only teach that subject? #ukedchat Smaller classes with the option to team teach and combine classes at will, irrespective of

20:16:59

jamesmichie

ability or age #ukedchat I’d rip up the timetable and extend the school day. Classes for parents who want to learn too. #ukedchat

20:17:03

tmeeky

@jamesmichie why not make the community

20:17:05

mikeatedji

library the school library #ukedchat @Jon_Torbitt @jamesmichie #ukedchat Sounds interesting…Important to retain rigour while pursuing pupils' interests

20:17:06

alexgingell

@ICTwitz #ukedchat Classrooms? They're a bit last century…and the century before that.

20:17:07

IncSolutionsLtd

iPads as a must

don't

really know why but that

20:17:09

aknill

 

20:17:11

JOHNSAYERS

 

20:17:24

mrpeel

 

20:17:28

afl_teaching

@jamesmichie @hypereverything children must learning mistakes are an essential part of

   

learning! Vital growth mind set skills! #ukedchat What about the teachers! More time to plan, half

20:17:31

urban_teacher

a day off to assess, less admin, more training,

more encouragement

!

#ukedchat

20:17:40

tmeeky

@IncSolutionsLtd iPads comment needs more

20:17:40

jamesmichie

thought #ukedchat @tmeeky Yes, or that way round too. :-) #ukedchat

20:17:42

davidhunter

@OhLottie @jamesmichie @urban_teacher

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#ukedchat good point.but we don't measure it so can't say.sense wud back small classes in this

20:18:07

digitaldaisies

regard RT @janeconsidine: A classroom with a glass floor fitted with a tropical aquarium #bit80s #ukedchat> like it!

20:18:10

Jon_Torbitt

@mikeatedji @jamesmichie vertical teaching easier with a mature, open system that moves from age-related exams to competency #ukedchat

20:18:16

bellaale

RT @eslweb: I'd want a new role for OFSTED they have to hunt out outstanding practice and share it! #ukedchat

20:18:21

RedTedArt

20 Kids Art Books, one as fabulous as the next! http://t.co/VDlfVYxs #art #ukedchat #weteach #ece

20:18:35

mrpeel

#ukedchat comfortable chairs would be a start ...

20:18:36

lewissmallwood

#ukedchat a classroom less school would be

20:18:37

Educationchat

great, lots of independent learning #ukedchat Teachers MUST retire at 60 and be given a Golden Whiteboard Pen as a thank you;

20:18:47

galldritt

all teachers in staff room between 12.30-1pm. Life skills would be an valuable part of the curriculum with motivating links to local businesses #ukedchat

20:18:57

jamesmichie

@urban_teacher Not sure I agree, as I maximise assessment over planning I have plenty of time. #ukedchat

20:18:58

mikeatedji

#ukedchat A broad vision could be "how to live in a sustainable manner" …

20:18:58

maritzavdh

scientific/creative/citizenship possibilities abound If any of the #edchatsa teachers are about and have time, do check out #ukedchat. Teachers

20:19

lewissmallwood

talking about their ideal school! RT @digitaldaisies: RT @janeconsidine: A classroom with a glass floor fitted with a tropical

20:19:01

JOHNSAYERS

aquarium #bit80s #ukedchat> like it! @jamesmichie the risk is some would never be put through on that system but at least put them through @ optimum opportunity stage #ukedchat

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20:19:06

MrG_ICT

RT @eslweb: I'd want a new role for OFSTED they have to hunt out outstanding practice and share it! #ukedchat

20:19:14

raisechildrens

#ukedchat I loved the idea from last week; 4 days in school and one community/project day a

20:19:17

Lallysticks

week for families as well as pupils. #ukedchat Reduced contact time & regular time / good resources for CPD; teachers consulted

20:19:25

urban_teacher

more; more student-led activity; comprehensive smaller classes, so many 'invisible' children in

20:19:29

Saltcreature

large classes. #ukedchat @jamesmichie #ukedchat Useful 4 teachers 2 input, my experience of other countries where

20:19:36

Primary_Ed

the local council decides leads to variable quality Stategies/ Approaches for children to become better writers http://t.co/G9vN3BW2 #ukedchat #edtech #edteach #edchat

20:19:41

AnGaeilgeoir1

“@MrMalcontent: No computer suites allowed #ukedchat” Agree

   

We should base decisions on Ofsted, league

 

20:19:42

syded06

tables, finance and apathy #ukedchat

oh hang on

20:19:42

super_sixfive

RT @MrG_ICT: RT @eslweb: I'd want a new role for OFSTED they have to hunt out

 

20:19:46

ScrubyEnglish

outstanding practice and share it! #ukedchat RT @MrG_ICT: RT @eslweb: I'd want a new role for OFSTED they have to hunt out

 

20:19:50

syded06

outstanding practice and share it! #ukedchat students #ukedchat

 
   

RT @mrpeel: #ukedchat comfortable chairs

 

20:19:52

jamesmichie

would be a start

...

<-- or beanbags, couches

...

20:19:53

Lallysticks

comfort is under appreciated in schools. #ukedchat Plenty of highly skilled support for

20:20:01

debbyedelstein

EAL, SEN, kids in need of counselling, etc. RT @maritzavdh: If any of the #edchatsa teachers are about and have time, do check out #ukedchat. Teachers talking about their ideal school!

20:20:05

KDWScience

#ukedchat need to teach kids consequences of actions not just parked with head or detentions.

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Time for discussion and debrief

20:20:06

literacylender

#ukedchat a positive discipline approach. Always praising good role models not identifying

20:20:07

raisechildrens

negative ones. @digitaldaisies @janeconsidine that sounds amazing! I want that in my house as well!! #ukedchat

20:20:10

mrpeel

#ukedchat more interaction between stnt and teacher outside formal lesson environment -

20:20:14

davidhunter

clubs and similar activities in school day #ukedchat spend far more time with parents.

20:20:15

Kezmerrelda

The gateway to chn's progress outside school. #ukedchat kids could explore interests, type, blog and audio record stories not have to handwrite to criteria judged by SATs to be

20:20:16

Saltcreature

worthy @BenRogersOVA #ukedchat very interesting

20:20:20

andyhampton

topic. #ukedchat shut the Dpt of Ed, disband Ofsted, let parents drill down into quality issues and let Heads run their schools.

20:20:28

JOHNSAYERS

RT @MrG_ICT: RT @eslweb: I'd want a new role for OFSTED they have to hunt out

20:20:38

galldritt

outstanding practice and share it! #ukedchat Value of purposeful ict embraced and financed #ukedchat

20:20:40

alexgingell

@jamesmichie break down walls. Open plan learning. Autonomous learning units. http://t.co/gdH4mIrs This is a good e.g. #ukedchat

20:20:52

Lallysticks

RT @davidhunter: One of the biggest impacts would be reduction of contact time to 50%,allowing collaboration between educators &PD #ukedchat

20:20:52

SwayGrantham

@Educationchat I think being forced into the staffroom with so much to do would cause me more stress than calm! #ukedchat

20:20:52

jamesmichie

@eslweb Agreed. We’ve lost our sense of

20:21

MrMalcontent

community. We need to get it back. #ukedchat @AliceBakesCakes R issue is reliance on

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entrance tests that skew the last 2 years of PS. I

20:21:06

literacylender

love teaching it and planning with kids #ukedchat #ukedchat use children's work and ideas as a stimulus to teach not a text book or the same old website!!

20:21:10

ePaceonline

#ukedchat would a school look like a school if we could start from scratch?

20:21:14

DamienDeakes

RT @debbyedelstein: RT @maritzavdh: If any of the #edchatsa teachers are about and have time, do check out #ukedchat. Teachers talking about their ideal school!

20:21:20

IncSolutionsLtd

@tmeeky of course ur right, Apple marketing just has me on this one. Maybe just 2 create greater

20:21:26

mrpeel

freedom to information/creativity #ukedchat @jamesmichie #ukedchat move to my new classroom on monday - furniture chosen by bursar - lacks all comfort and welcome - chance missed.

20:21:31

jamesmichie

20 minutes in #ukedchat Design your dream school.

20:21:31

jackieschneider

I want colleagues who don't see education as a competitive sport & who aren't afraid to say NO

put interests of kid before school #ukedchat

20:21:36

ePaceonline

 

20:21:36

Spenceict

@literacylender #ukedchat agreed! #devil'sadvocate - with all this freedom, how can we ensure challenge & progression happen

20:21:39

andywhiteway

appropriately? #ukedchat @eslweb @bellaale I'd like ofsted to stay in schools after an inspection and help support

those with - judgements. #fancythat #ukedchat

20:21:50

Kezmerrelda

 

20:21:55

DamienDeakes

@syded06 my point exactly! #ukedchat RT @ePaceonline: #ukedchat would a school look like a school if we could start from scratch?

   

8 year old says: ICT suites are OK as long as we

20:21:58

tmeeky

can go into them whenever we want schl #ukedchat

...

like in our

20:21:58

mikeatedji

@Jon_Torbitt @jamesmichie #ukedchat Yes, stage, not age…Healthier for schools to have

20:22:01

raisechildrens

interaction between ages anyway @mhfathistle thanks Carol, we love doing it! The

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group was actually started for 4 lads facing

20:22:01

StrictTeacher99

exclusion who wouldn't enjoy rules! #ukedchat RT @andyhampton: #ukedchat shut the Dpt of Ed, disband Ofsted, let parents drill down into

20:22:02

JOHNSAYERS

quality issues and let Heads run their schools. Where outstanding LEARNING is shared and practiced by students, teachers, parents and

20:22:08

syded06

global communities. #ukedchat learning life @Spenceict that would be the job of the educator #ukedchat

20:22:11

Educationchat

#ukedchat Anyone observing a lesson has to be observed too - no clipboards; headteachers must

20:22:22

galldritt

teach weekly; conkers are encouraged. West midlands school RSA academy in need of graphics and food teacher dm if interested #ukedchat

20:22:23

Thessaily

@urban_teacher agreed. I'm painfully aware how unprepared I am most days because all my

20:22:31

mikeatedji

time is taken up with assessment #ukedchat RT @jamesmichie: What about the wider community? I’d advocate making the school library the community library. #ukedchat

   

Absolutely @Lallysticks #ukedchat I think constant 'contact':

20:22:37

ScrubyEnglish

all adults and students working in shared spaces at same time, just on different work.

20:22:39

MrGazz_ICT

thanks @jamesmichie i h Forgot the #ukedchat tag

20:22:41

MattFothergill

#ukedchat Start by raising the profile of teachers

20:22:47

jamesmichie

and teaching profession. @SwayGrantham But communication is king. Don't live in silo. Share ideas, focus on assessment & the classroom. planning overrated #ukedchat

20:22:57

eslweb

@andywhiteway @super_sixfive @bellaale Yes, I think that would ensure a mature set of judgements. i.e. You judged, now you fix!

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#ukedchat

20:23:05

Spenceict

@syded06 but in my experience there is huge inconsistency in teacher's expectations which isn't fair on students #ukedchat

   

@jamesmichie could that extended day have

 

20:23:06

Thessaily

time for a mid-day siesta? I'm thinking a couple

of hours should do

...

#ukedchat

20:23:10

Educationchat

@hlmrmo Old school races - running, sack, egg

'n' spoon, obstacle, skipping, realy

...

#ukedchat

   

RT @syded06: We should base decisions on

 

20:23:13

richardblaize

Ofsted, league tables, finance and apathy

oh

hang on #ukedchat

20:23:24

jamesmichie

 

20:23:24

ICTwitz

@mrpeel OMG, I’d be hopping mad! #ukedchat @Educationchat Quite happy to come and work

20:23:30

peterweal

at your school :-) #ukedchat #ukedchat have a curriculum that teachers

 

20:23:44

mrpeel

children to learn and not how to pass test. #ukedchat skype link to partenr school else where in world - I want to get a different

20:23:50

jackieschneider

perspective on texts like Othello for example ... Teachers from EVERY section of society, free school meals, hatred/intolerance of injustice,

20:23:57

syded06

genuinely part of community #ukedchat @jamesmichie the school would have had twitter, teachmeets and blogging for all staff for

20:24:02

mikeatedji

ten years! #ukedchat RT @eslweb: I'd want a new role for OFSTED they have to hunt out outstanding practice and share it! #ukedchat

20:24:04

simonrockett

#ukedchat school facilities in general used for the wider community - music, drama, computer

20:24:12

jamesmichie

suites - a community school in the widest sense RT @mikeatedji: @jamesmichie #ukedchat School should become a focal point/hub of the

20:24:19

IncSolutionsLtd

community…a centre of excellence <-- agreed! RT @mikeatedji: RT @jamesmichie: What about the wider community? I’d advocate making the school library the community library. #ukedchat

20:24:27

ePaceonline

Absolutely RT @peterweal: #ukedchat have a curriculum

 

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that teachers children to learn and not how to

20:24:27

raisechildrens

pass test. >very much agree @Hero_project absolutely, mutually beneficial learning all round! One of the things Raise

20:24:29

nohandsup

stands for, I learn loads every day #ukedchat I'd have 2 days of core learning and 3 days of elective learning where children choose activities

20:24:32

syded06

based on a varied offerings #ukedchat @Spenceict hence my 'dream' school. #ukedchat

20:24:38

GeekPeter

RT @syded06: @jamesmichie the school would have had twitter, teachmeets and blogging for all staff for ten years! #ukedchat

20:24:50

tmeeky

@IncSolutionsLtd iP@d for all would be great IF there was an Edu iP@d designed for multi-user

20:24:58

jotregenza

use (shared use) #ukedchat RT @literacylender: #ukedchat a positive discipline approach. Always praising good role

20:25

jamesmichie

models not identifying negative ones. @mrpeel Excellent idea, bring the outside world

in - skype, FB, twitter

...

#ukedchat

20:25:18

davidhunter

Loads of stuff to break and put back together. Like bikes. And old radios. #ukedchat

20:25:18

urban_teacher

Apart from being a teacher, i'm a doctor, counsellor, social worker, baby sitter, firefighter,

20:25:22

mrpeel

psychologist, dietician, stylist #ukedchat #ukedchat no formal homework until VIth form -

20:25:22

ePaceonline

rather have 1hr longer day if well used. @nohandsup #ukedchat it's great hearing ideas

20:25:23

jamesmichie

like this, thinking outside the box. RT @simonrockett: #ukedchat school facilities in general used for the wider community - music, drama, computer suites - a community school in the widest sense

20:25:24

PeterSpencer88

@jamesmichie @mrpeel agreed, as a 6ft3 tall bloke I just love sitting on the tiny chairs in key

20:25:25

mikeatedji

stage 1! #ukedchat RT @super_sixfive: @mikeatedji @jamesmichie centre of community and people in community not discouraged from entering to help #ukedchat

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20:25:32

KDWScience

#ukedchat school would embrace the new rather than fear it and show children that change is

20:25:36

petramccarthy

good and to be sacred is ok. So they try ... RT @MrG_ICT: RT @eslweb: I'd want a new role for OFSTED they have to hunt out

20:25:39

Crewepartner

outstanding practice and share it! #ukedchat Primary school that sold playground for flats & private gym paid PR firm £152,000, http://t.co/HRSpI2oU why? Its a great school #ukedchat

20:25:44

jackieschneider

 

20:25:48

debbyedelstein

Finding tonight's #ukedchat deeply depressing. Beautiful appreciative convo happening on #ukedchat about designing your dream school. Gr8 topic 4 next #inspiredteachers conf #edchatsa

20:25:50

tmeeky

@jamesmichie No

need more exposure to the

... real world outside (facilitated by digi tech to

20:25:59

nohandsup

assit/enhance etc) #ukedchat @nohandsup I would build my new school around the learning and have 'modular' architecture that allows school to adapt to

20:26:03

raisechildrens

changes #ukedchat #ukedchat does anyone remember the school that allowed the children to choose whether they went or not? Or was that a dream ...

20:26:05

Jon_Torbitt

@mikeatedji @jamesmichie that's why vertical tutoring is so popular and effective (from

20:26:11

Thessaily

personal experience) #ukedchat @nohandsup love that! Have just persuaded my school to allow a carousel for the Ex Arts GCSE

20:26:12

GaryBarwell

allowing students more flexibility #ukedchat @MattFothergill Totally agree. Image of both seems to suffer in the media at times #ukedchat

20:26:15

AliceBakesCakes

 

20:26:15

Educationchat

@nohandsup LOVE this idea! #ukedchat @SwayGrantham #ukedchat Spa breaks as part of contract; Friday massage sessions - with

20:26:19

ICTwitz

professionals. @Educationchat Thank you ;-) So, what is the

20:26:21

mikallaane

biggest challenge at the moment? #ukedchat @DamienDeakes good idea, let's use Scratch to

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create our own schools #ukedchat

20:26:31

hlmrmo

@nohandsup That sounds like an excellent way of dividing the week. Perhas one day where the

20:26:36

jamesmichie

teacher gets to share their interests? #ukedchat @andywhiteway @mikeatedji Exactly!

20:26:42

damoward

#ukedchat ;-) RT @jamesmichie: 20 minutes in #ukedchat

20:27:07

bellaale

Design your dream school. RT @simonrockett: #ukedchat school facilities in general used for the wider community - music, drama, computer suites - a community school in the widest sense

20:27:10

IncSolutionsLtd

@super_sixfive @tmeeky would love to see this

in action

...

#ukedchat

20:27:22

davidhunter

RT @Educationchat: #ukedchat Anyone observing a lesson has to be observed too - no clipboards; headteachers must teach weekly;

20:27:23

mikeatedji

conkers are encouraged. @super_sixfive #ukedchat To avoid discouragement of public there does have to be a reorientation as to how tchrs are viewed…

20:27:26

stbirwin

more respect!! @jamesmichie @mrpeel or take the school/learning into the outside world. Adult to child ratio makes this hard. Hands on learning #ukedchat

20:27:28

Thessaily

A secure place in the curriculum for Media Studies rather than the wobbly one we seem to

20:27:38

TommyTeachPE

occupy! #ukedchat #ukedchat a school that teaches all subjects

20:27:40

raisechildrens

through PE! I love PE! #ambitious @Educationchat @swaygrantham some schools offer that once a term, not sure where the funding comes from or what the uptake is #ukedchat

20:27:48

nohandsup

@ePaceonline The elective offerings would change every 6-8 weeks and some could be delivered off-site or by external providers #ukedchat

20:27:59

Educationchat

#ukedchat Levels given for kindness,

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helpfulness, compassion, keepie-uppies, ability

20:27:59

jackieschneider

to colour within the lines and puppetry. @FeargalHogan once grammars abolished, league tables abandoned schools engaged in real education y would anyone want kid tutored? #ukedchat

20:28:05

andywhiteway

@nohandsup what do you mean by modular

20:28:13

urban_teacher

architecture #intrigued #ukedchat 4 days: learning + 1 day: real life experiences =

Matured Young People? #ukedchat

20:28:13

Thessaily

 

20:28:17

mrjconnolly

@MattFothergill hear hear! #ukedchat @ePaceonline I think Unicef have made great suggestions throught #RRSA scheme with schools based around the articles of the UNCRC #ukedchat

20:28:17

davidhunter

#ukedchat can some AutoCAD dude please

20:28:17

mrpeel

draw this bad boy of a school #ukedchat :) #ukedchat are there any subjects we would drop

20:28:21

ePaceonline

to make room for the more liberal approach? #ukedchat I would make the learning

20:28:23

jamesmichie

environment conducive to learning. Here's one I drew earlier #ukedchat

20:28:26

JOHNSAYERS

http://t.co/GLDTCTLk In school their is enough support for all the daily

20:28:30

HHLinPhysEd

issues that restrict learning #ukedchat RT @TommyTeachPE: #ukedchat a school that teaches all subjects through PE! I love PE! #ambitious

20:28:35

StarLesson

RT @Educationchat: #ukedchat Anyone observing a lesson has to be observed too - no clipboards; headteachers must teach weekly; conkers are encouraged.

20:28:41

Krowdrah

#ukedchat school of dreams

Content driven

... curriculum, daily tests, inspection, fear, Mr Gove

20:28:43

Spenceict

with mortar board and gown. Yep. Did anyone read this? Three New Pillars of 21st Century Learning. Very interesting

20:28:44

tmeeky

http://t.co/iLveMYse #ukedchat @super_sixfive Great. I have too with iTch and iPd but wish some aspects of managt were

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easier/different #ukedchat

 

20:28:52

raisechildrens

@mhfathistle we have a few blogs now, really enjoying reflecting through them. The school I

20:28:56

mikeatedji

work at encourages kids to blog too #ukedchat @jackieschneider #ukedchat Yes, let's introduce

20:29

jamesmichie

incentives for collaborative teaching Okay, almost half way through. I’d like to think

20:29:07

jackieschneider

abt space, time and tech a bit more. #ukedchat @PeterSpencer88 because it is reminding me how much we have to change to make schooling

20:29:09

simonrockett

relevant to a large section of our kids! #ukedchat #ukedchat a TA and a teacher in every class - up to A level (may need subject specialist TAs

20:29:21

jamesmichie

here though) Want to see blended learning with mix of

physical space and virtual space. #ukedchat

20:29:24

mikeatedji

 

20:29:35

nohandsup

@super_sixfive #ukedchat !! :) @andywhiteway Flexible rooms that can be re- arranged or opened up easily to create bigger/smaller spaces without involv builders #ukedchat

20:29:41

mikeatedji

RT @Spenceict: #devil'sadvocate - with all this freedom, how can we ensure challenge & progression happen appropriately? #ukedchat

20:29:45

mrpeel

#ukedchat new hours - 10AM - 5pM takers?

...

any

   

@ICTwitz How to play the Ofsted game without

20:29:59

Educationchat

it getting in the way of what you know the

children need

...

#ukedchat How bonkers is that?!

20:29:59

jamesmichie

@Jon_Torbitt @mikeatedji Yes, I think it can work too. Don’t think it’s going to happen at my school. #ukedchat

20:30

IncSolutionsLtd

I would employ all those contributing to tonights #ukedchat great ideas. What about building style? Any thoughts?

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20:30:04

urban_teacher

Politics + education = failure or Education + support systems = success #ukedchat #school #curriculum

20:30:06

bbeclrc

#ukedchat make reading for pleasure a must

20:30:20

jamesmichie

Rip up timetable and focus on individual students needs. #ukedchat

   

@galldritt as long as it works for the techno

20:30:21

mikallaane

phobe & all

nothing more frustrating when the

... tech doesn't work #ukedchat

20:30:24

syded06

#ukedchat @jamesmichie agree - stimulation through space with relevance and direction

20:30:38

mikallaane

through the day as well as subject RT @andyhampton: #ukedchat shut the Dpt of Ed, disband Ofsted, let parents drill down into

20:30:40

simonrockett

quality issues and let Heads run their schools. #ukedchat dedicated time given to pupils and staff each week for reflection - and effective

20:30:45

davidhunter

ways to record thoughts. Possibly iPads ;) #ukedchat loads more teachers.

20:30:52

Jon_Torbitt

@jamesmichie @mikeatedji or very many schools at all for that matter - too much

20:30:54

jamesmichie

upheaval! #ukedchat Do all courses have to involve teaching and classrooms. Mix of virtual courses & in school courses. #ukedchat

20:30:55

mikeatedji

@Spenceict #ukedchat How do you ensure rigour? It may be fanciful to assume teacher and

20:30:57

bellaale

pupil engagement will do it…but let's fantasise! is the Sporting Lisbon manager an ex-teacher?

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20:30:57

raisechildrens

#elbowpads #europaleague #ukedchat @urban_teacher surely. I really want kids from the age of 4 to have one day's work exp.They

20:31:02

mrpeel

seem to know what they want to do #ukedchat @bbeclrc yes, but once you compel - you lose

20:31:22

bellaale

the pleasure #ukedchat RT @jamesmichie: Rip up timetable and focus on individual students needs. #ukedchat

20:31:24

petramccarthy

@raisechildrens @mhfathistle do you mind if I have a look ? Petra, PGCE student #ukedchat

20:31:24

petramccarthy

@raisechildrens @mhfathistle do you mind if I have a look ? Petra, PGCE student #ukedchat

20:31:30

chazwarrington

RT @TommyTeachPE: #ukedchat a school that teaches all subjects through PE! I love PE! #ambitious

20:31:30

chazwarrington

RT @TommyTeachPE: #ukedchat a school that teaches all subjects through PE! I love PE! #ambitious

20:31:31

ICTwitz

@Educationchat A very sad reality. #ukedchat

20:31:36

urban_teacher

@jamesmichie Thats a bit extreme

we need

... time and organisation in this life and world

#ukedchat

20:31:40

StuartMaginnis

#ukedchat a building that is inspiring and fit for purpose! Staff that are passionate and skilled

20:31:48

Educationchat

with the ability to work with freedom #ukedchat Homework to involve playing out, climbing trees, making a den, making the perfect conker, making up a dance to current number one.

   

Blended lnng throws up cliched image of text

20:31:48

tmeeky

books with CDs

needs to ubiq/augmd+

... authentic use of digi tech to suppt face2face #ukedchat

20:31:52

KidInASweetShop

RT @andyhampton: #ukedchat shut the Dpt of Ed, disband Ofsted, let parents drill down into

20:31:53

TimothyRaybould

quality issues and let Heads run their schools. #UKEdChat my ideal school would have technology integrated so deep that you couldn't

20:31:53

jamesmichie

believe there was any other way to work @andywhiteway Yes, its an idea I’ve been

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thinking abt a lot. #ukedchat

20:31:58

mrpeel

#ukedchat

IBO offers a huge range of virtual

courses - does anyone use any in their school?

20:32:06

BehaviourA

@Educationchat #ukedchat Not so keen on colouring in - prefer free expression, but

20:32:12

Thessaily

otherwise love the sound of your school! @bbeclrc yes! no more having to justify a reading lesson using curriculum strands. Doing it because we want to read! #ukedchat

20:32:13

raisechildrens

Wonder what would happen if the pupils told Ofsted what they wanted them to moderate/check up on in their school ... #ukedchat

20:32:15

davidhunter

@mrpeel school in Durham do that because puberty affects body clock. Results encouraging I believe #ukedchat

20:32:18

bbeclrc

#ukedchat allow pupils to progress at their ability level not their age

20:32:25

nohandsup

A curriculum based on pupil progress/interest rather than pupil age. With currciulum 'exit

20:32:27

LA_McDermott

points' rather than just year 11 #ukedchat Curriculum that inspired the next generation #ukedchat mixture of academic, vocational &

20:32:29

ScrubyEnglish

trade subjects #ukedchat the students must have chance to make choices about how, when and what they learn. How we expect them to learn is unreal #hectic

20:32:38

stbirwin

@raisechildrens @urban_teacher yes many of my 4 year old girls want to be princess! #ukedchat

20:32:45

andywhiteway

RT @Educationchat: #ukedchat Homework to involve playing out, climbing trees, making a den, making the perfect conker, making up a dance to current number one.

20:32:48

mrpeel

@davidhunter interesting - it seems so obvious

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#ukedchat

20:32:52

jamesmichie

@urban_teacher I think it’s way forward. Personalised, tailored curriculum. #ukedchat

20:32:54

jackieschneider

School allotments,kitchens, dining rooms, outdoor spaces, large halls, wild areas, libraries, musical instruments, decent toilets #ukedchat

20:32:56

PeterSpencer88

@IncSolutionsLtd more open plan schools, with areas instead of classrooms. More movement around areas, including outdoor learning #ukedchat

20:32:58

mikeatedji

@Jon_Torbitt @jamesmichie #ukedchat Except the time will come when we recognise diffrnt

20:33

jackieschneider

priorities neede-Age of sustainability! #justsaying RT @jamesmichie: Rip up timetable and focus on individual students needs. #ukedchat

20:33:13

IncSolutionsLtd

@mikeatedji how about tapping into the same internal drives which has everyone here sharing

20:33:25

alexgingell

ideas tonight. #intrinsicmotivation #ukedchat RT @Educationchat: #ukedchat Homework to involve playing out, climbing trees, making a den, making the perfect conker, making up a dance to current number one.

20:33:25

TimothyRaybould

#UKEdChat tablets for all. Online systems for communication that isn't email: learning,

20:33:33

super_sixfive

messages, chatting, video conference etc #ukedchat get back to a world where visitors to schools who want to help are not all labelled sex

20:33:33

Educationchat

offenders until a CRB proves otherwise @mobo40 Yes. Juggling to be tested. 3 balls is L4, 4 balls is L5 and 6 balls is genius level. #ukedchat

20:33:33

mrpeel

#ukedchat colleague wanted to bring dog in to

20:33:38

jamesmichie

allow students to interract -permission denied I drew a school with library at heart: #ukedchat

20:33:43

mrjconnolly

http://t.co/GLDTCTLk RT @Jon_Torbitt: @mikeatedji @jamesmichie that's why vertical tutoring is so popular and

20:33:45

syded06

effective (from personal experience) #ukedchat Collaborative working days for students as regular part of curriculum with tech facilitating

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#ukedchat

20:33:46

Westie6

RT @andywhiteway: As far as international models go, Finnish model is one I most want to see reflected in new school thinking #ukedchat

http://t.co/tygQIH4l

20:33:53

raisechildrens

@petramccarthy please do. Follow Raise and scroll back through tweets and they should be

20:33:59

mattbritland

there, let me know if they're not #ukedchat RT @syded06: Collaborative working days for students as regular part of curriculum with tech

20:34

davidhunter

facilitating #ukedchat @mrpeel same guy who introduced 'spaced

20:34:05

brynll

learning'. Check it out #ukedchat Missed the start tonight so apologies if said already: Involve learners and families in designing & creating school from scratch.#ukedchat

20:34:05

BehaviourA

@cherrylkd @scrubyEnglish But need to preserve self esteem somehow - re stage not

20:34:06

ScrubyEnglish

age #ukedchat "@nohandsup: curriculum based on pupil progress/interest rather than pupil age.

20:34:12

janeconsidine

#ukedchat" < stage not age in flipped model A rainbow of available lighting. Different colours

20:34:17

eslweb

different atmospheres. #ukedchat I like the Google 20% idea. You get 20% of your time to work on a project of your choice #ukedchat

20:34:23

mikeatedji

RT @MattFothergill: #ukedchat Start by raising

20:34:27

ScrubyEnglish

the profile of teachers and teaching profession. RT @jamesmichie: I drew a school with library at

20:34:31

Educationchat

heart: #ukedchat http://t.co/GLDTCTLk @BehaviourA Does it not drive you mad that when children colour anything in it's slapdash

20:34:35

StuartMaginnis

and goes over the lines?! #ukedchat #abitOCD #ukedchat a curriculum that is flexible and prepares students for the careers they want!

20:34:37

debbyedelstein

Teachers teaching what inspires them #CharlesHandy speaking @Tallberg forum a few yrs ago told us that there should be

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compulsory school swaps at age 12 #ukedchat

20:34:38

mrpeel

#ukedchat performance space at heart - library in huge windowed outer area - RE in the

20:34:41

Thessaily

basement ;-) I want to teach in a school that looks like a

20:34:43

IncSolutionsLtd

castle. With a portcullis. #ukedchat @PeterSpencer88 I like the sound of that, freedom in movement equals freedom in

20:34:55

jamesmichie

learning. #ukedchat @syded06 Yes, with ops for reflection -

incorporate blogging, portfolios

...

#ukedchat

20:34:57

raisechildrens

@ScrubyEnglish I think this is really vital but how

possible is it to deliver

?

#ukedchat

 

20:35

KDWScience

@mrpeel #ukedchat removing of so much red tape so hands on scary stuff can take place so

20:35:05

jackieschneider

kids recognise risk! An end to educational gurus & superheads #ukedchat

20:35:06

SinghySingh

RT @mrpeel: #ukedchat colleague wanted to bring dog in to allow students to interract

20:35:23

jamesmichie

-permission denied Also, want to see informal learning

20:35:25

TimothyRaybould

credentialised by schools. Badges? #ukedchat #UKEdChat systems that mean all can learn any

20:35:30

andyhampton

time anywhere. RT @super_sixfive: #ukedchat get back to a world where visitors to schools who want to help are not all labelled sex offenders until a CRB

20:35:37

BehaviourA

proves otherwise #ukedchat Large, light rooms. Plenty of storage space and smaller group rooms. Specialist

20:35:47

Thessaily

spaces for subjects even in primaries @andywhiteway when we are bombarded by media every day I think it is key. How else can

20:35:48

MattFothergill

they make smart choices? #ukedchat @GaryBarwell @Thessaily Perception seems to be that "anyone can teach". Undermines

20:35:55

davidhunter

profession and its image. #ukedchat #ukedchat I see us working alongsd parents, chn, other members of pub.connected all the

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time by tech,but behaving less frantically #ukedchat

20:35:59

ePaceonline

@jamesmichie #ukedchat I like this idea and

20:36:03

hrogerson

with elearning it is perfectly possible @mrpeel wow! I know of a school where the

20:36:09

syded06

head has a dog in her office! #ukedchat @jamesmichie might be controversial but not sure a library is central to the future school as

20:36:14

ICTwitz

new tech provides access? #ukedchat @Thessaily You want to get a job at Hogwarts!

20:36:15

mrpeel

#ukedchat :-) #ukedchat all urban schools swap with rural partners for at least 1 week each term -impossible to organise but imagine the effect on stdnts

20:36:17

GaryBarwell

Give more credit to children with skills in foundation subjects. Lots of talented artists,

20:36:26

damoward

musicians etc who need nurturing. #ukedchat #ukedchat @jamesmichie Some space ideas here: http://t.co/kzxBReuy including Isis media

20:36:30

mooshtang

activity pods and lecture steps @Educationchat we have tried to set tasks more like this and parent survey suggested parents want more 'formal' tasks #ukedchat

20:36:30

JOHNSAYERS

#ukedchat Olympic year how many prospects in the last 4 years were restricted by

20:36:34

petramccarthy

education/school restricted/structured life style? @raisechildrens brilliant idea. our local school is in special measures re 'behaviour'. Kids say staff

20:36:36

Educationchat

apathy is root of prob #ukedchat #ukedchat Children to learn the songs of Flanders & Swann and the ones used in Jeeves and Wooster. #27gingerheadedsailors #minniethemoocher

20:36:40

tmeeky

Let's get current SATs regime changed +get a suitable approach to Ed Sys through a social med campaign i.e. raising stnds uprising #ukedchat

20:36:45

birch_david

@nohandsup ..

a

curriculum which is led by

sound T&L and students needs and where the