Agile Objects with Senta German and Jim Harris from Agileobjects.org. Yesterday I attended two training session hosted by my workplace's teacher development centre. The sessions were on Agile Objects - using objects to teach with. For the morning session we met in the Archaeology Room of Somerset House. This is an amazing little space with … Continue reading Agile Objects
Well let's start with the frank admission that I totally forgot about blogging yesterday! My memory is notoriously poor though! Based on the prompt word of the day "notorious" and my faux pas and my infamous memory, maybe I should reflect on how I cope with the problem. Firstly I have a fantastic memory for … Continue reading Notorious
So I've decided to try and blog each day using the prompt of the day from the Daily Post stream. I have also decided this is best done on my mobile so I won't feel bad if the post is too short! Today's word is qualm. Hmmm, feels appropriate. I have a lot of qualms … Continue reading Prompt of the Day: Qualm
On Thursday evening we were treated to a superb evening of debate and discussion at the annual Library Forum. The topic was Student as Customer? and the setting was the rather comfy Nash Lecture Theatre at the Strand Campus. As I was fortunate to attend and others won't have been able to, I thought I … Continue reading Student as Customer? Discuss.
Digital Futures: Expert Briefings on Digital Technologies for Education and Research Bringing together as editors sector leaders in educational theory and practice, ICT and academic libraries, this slim volume gives a whistle stop tour of the technological landscape the British higher education sector finds itself in. Key landmarks are identified, the challenges outlined and potential … Continue reading Book Review
In the spirit of breathing new life into some old draft blog posts, I have resurrected this one from last autumn. This is a post about stories, what they are, why they matter and how they can help. By chance, today is the day the UK officially gives notice to quit the European Union. It is a marker … Continue reading The importance of many stories
Questioning can be very powerful: it can really focus the mind (Kline, 2015). Part of our teaching toolkit will usually include questioning. There has been a lot of emphasis on using questioning effectively in schools over the last two decades and I think we can learn a lot from those efforts in the university sector. … Continue reading …the answer to the question on your mind