Education is not a preparation for life, education is life! Adding lifeblood to education through CollectivED Fellowship
‘Education is not a preparation for life, education is life!’. This phrase jumped out at me from headteacher Rae Snape’s recent CollectivED Fellowship application. In ten simple words it captures such wisdom, communicates optimism and also pulls us up short.
This blog post starts with a personal reflection and goes on to celebrate the work of six new CollectivED Fellows who work across a range of educational settings both in the UK and internationally.
CollectivED Fellow, Henry Sauntson tells us how to prepare pre-service teachers so they are able to understand the basics of learning science, and are able to apply that knowledge in their teaching.
CollectivED Fellow Mark Dowley tells us how experts and novices perceive differently and how this can be applied in the classroom to develop expert teachers.
CollectivED Fellow Daniel Duke tells us how he has adapted through the Covid-19 pandemic and how this time has given him space to think and reflect on Education.
As the DfE provides guidance for schools to open their doors to selected year groups, and at a time when worries about the trajectory of the pandemic are still very real some headteachers and senior leaders are using supervision as a way of reflecting on and rehearsing complex decisions that are being made.
One of the most interesting aspects of the growing CollectivED community is the inclusion of educators from a range of sectors and continents who are at different career stages and in different roles. Often their work crosses organisational boundaries and builds and sustains professional networks.
In lieu of our planned CollectivED / GCI conference in June (now rescheduled for November 9th) we are hosting a new webinar series drawing on the conference themes of Better professional conversations; enhancing education one discussion at a time.