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replicable research, action research

Just a few things!

First, I realize that I didn’t really explain some of my decisions in how I sequenced things with my 7th grade curriculum, so when I finish doing a similar task with my 8th grade understandings, skills, and standards, I can do some writing around why I thought certain skills or understandings came earlier rather than later, etc. 450 more words

Teacher Education

Cast Your SxSWedu Votes Now!

It’s that time of year! Only a few more weeks left to have your say in some of the edu-panels that will be on the docket for next year’s SxSWedu event. 422 more words


Why do I teach?

I have dedicated my life to the vocation of teaching. Most of my career has been in a kindergarten through 6th grade setting, including 16 years as a classroom teacher and nine as a science specialist. 420 more words


Curriculum Design: Meta Reflection

The culminating project of my undergraduate program in physical education was to design a unit.  This unit contained a scope and sequence chart, a block plan, and lessons that would be taught throughout the unit.  583 more words


EuroCALL symposium contribution: CALL course design for pre-service secondary teachers

Course design for pre-service secondary teachers: collaboration and reflection in a short, multilingual CALL course

Course design for pre-service secondary teachers from Shona Whyte

CALL courses for novice language teachers should cover techno-pedagogical competences and future professional development requirements, but while integrated approaches applied across the curriculum are frequently advocated (Hubbard & Levy, 2006; Kessler, 2006), institutional constraints may favour stand-alone modules.  321 more words

Still looking for teachers

As of Sunday three-quarters of the undergraduate teacher training courses in England were still in ‘clearing’. That was just over 30 courses. What was interesting was the large number of church universities that weren’t in clearing. 452 more words


Is Ofsted helping to improve ITE? Part II

My first post on Ofsted inspections of ITE set out where I am coming from, and considered the purpose of these inspections. It concluded:

“So if Ofsted were to step back from reporting on good practice, and if the difference between Grade 1 and 2 ( 2,252 more words

Initial Teacher Training