Let it go...
Letting go is hard, I’m a bit of a perfectionist and am very protective of my work and therefore having to let go and trust that one of my sixth formers will run this years esports tournament with minimal input from me has been terrifying!
Well... As of today I am a ‘seasoned-pro’ having delivered a whole three of my self-crafted Digital Schoolhouse workshops and things are starting to fall into place with lessons learned and tweaks made. One thing I seem to particularly lean on as a teacher - I guess it’s my particular ‘teaching style’ - is to treat a lesson or series of lessons rather like a story. I think that really means trying to internalise the content of what I am teaching, and then wrap it up in a strong reason why it might be interesting or applica
Last month Laura and I went to the HundrED Innovation Summit in Helsinki. It was fascinating hearing about Education initiatives from across the globe. A couple of things struck me. Firstly, there is a huge gulf between the haves and have nots – the initiatives from parts of Africa and India make a huge impact with so little - and secondly, many of the initiatives were incredibly creative, something Digital Schoolhouse strives to bring to UK classrooms.
This months blog inspiration comes from the TV show RuPaul's Drag Race. If you haven’t seen RuPaul’s Drag Race, imagine a mash up of Project Runway and The Apprentice but with Drag Queens and you won’t be far off the mark. What has this got to do with education or my hybrid role I hear you ask, well as I have been watching the series unfold over the last few weeks it has occurred to me that communication is at the show’s core.
My first blog entry as a Digital Schoolhouse lead teacher - how exciting! I am a relative baby to this being at the start of my first year with the Digital Schoolhouse movement which seems to have come a long way in a relatively short space of time - a little like the small school in Devon for which I teach, Totnes Progressive School. My own background is in Music Technology having worked my way, over the past 20 years, through further an
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We're so pleased to introduce Nick, lead teacher at Totnes Progressive School in Devon, who will be sharing his journey as a brand new lead teacher. Nick will be writing a monthly blog about his experience as he settles into the role of lead teacher for Digital Schoolhouse. He'll be revealing his challenges and successes, as well as the highlights and moments worth sharing.