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A chance meeting, an old friend and a foray into alternative provision: Newlands Junior College

I was lucky yesterday to meet up with an old friend at Newlands Junior College – a unique, vocational provision for 14-16 year olds, housed in a former factory in Newlands in the south side of Glasgow.  It is an … Continue reading

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The Robert Owen Centre for Educational Change

I attended the launch of the Robert Owen Centre for Educational Change last night at Glasgow University.It was an enjoyable event and the focus on disadvantage and research to challenge and change it is  both admirable and immense. Interesting questions from the audience laid out … Continue reading

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Supervision 3

Meeting with both supervisors today which was great. I’m really grateful that they both made time for the meeting. This was my first stab at getting something down on paper – I decided to start with a brief skim over … Continue reading

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final stages…..

This blog was born for the purposes of my M.Ed. assignment, as a reflective journal to document my learning and reflections along the way. I can’t say that I have been the most attentive curator, especially in recent times when … Continue reading

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Education Scotland Learning Week

One thing to be celebrated: Education Scotland (where I work for the time being until February) organised a Learning Week for all staff. This, I think, is a great concept. A proramme was devised which was made up of sessions … Continue reading

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Is Learning Changing?

We’ve been snowbound for coming-up two weeks now this weekend. The children’s schools are at various stages of open or closing, and all three at different times, which goes for busy mornings, checking twitter or websites, or making and taking … Continue reading

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I really love the new Radiolingua Languages Advent Calendar : learn how to say Happy Christmas in a different language every day for advent, and a wee bit more as well.  We tune in at breakast for our daily lesson! Another … Continue reading

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