CollectivED Fellow Henry Sauntson, tells us how important it is for mentors to remember their trainees are not yet fully fledged teachers and they need to support them in many different ways.
CollectivED Fellow Jasen Booton tells us how embedding creative thinking into coaching conversations, often generates more possibilities and creative solutions.
The pandemic has shed light on the role of education networks and the need to feel supported. As leaders and teachers adjusted to the new normal official guidance was often hard to come by, policies and practices were constructed on the hoof and adjustments were made down the line. Spaces opened up to develop new ways of working, and some educators had more capacity and confidence than others to occupy these spaces. At times it must have felt like a race, and at other times it was probably a relief to see a peer get one step ahead and forge a way that that they could mentor you through.
Teacher training alumni, Christie Waite, shares with us how her experience studying in Carnegie School of Education gave her the confidence she needed, her enthusiasm for the education sector and how this helped her progress to Acting Headteacher just 6 years after graduating.
In August we welcomed six new CollectivED Fellows, all of whom contributed to Issue 11 of the CollectivED Working Papers. As such their insights into practice and research related to supporting the learning and wellbeing of other educators are illustrative of some of the freshest thinking around. As one school year rolls into the next the profession welcomes colleagues into new leadership roles, primary and early years teachers switch year groups, new parents return from maternity leave and our student and trainee teachers graduating in 2020 become our Newly Qualified Teachers.
Jess Gosling writes how her experience of the Masters in Childhood Studies and Early Years has provided inspiration and influenced her personal and professional lives.
EduTwitter can become a very volatile place. It is perhaps inevitable that people who use it to express views and share ideas and resources find some of their natural communication styles and proclivities distilled and sharpened there.
Professor Vini Lander shares her thoughts and reflections to paper not only to remember her father but to ensure the story of one man’s quest to serve education and his community is recorded and celebrated appropriately.
Teaching and Education student, Hannah Buckle shares with us how the opportunity to go on different placements throughout the year was very rewarding for her experience and coursework.
Primary Education student, Hannah Keller shares with us how the opportunity to go on a residential trip at the start of the year, led her to chose her course at Leeds Beckett University.
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