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Just Trying to be Better Than Yesterday
Know It, Show It
Learning Stuff About Stuff
Literacy Adviser, The
Pasi Sahlberg Blog
Professor Mark Priestley
School Leadership - A Scottish Perspective
Win , or lose, do it with dignity
6 DAYS AGO - Okay. So this is is not so much about education but it’s definitely about my own learning. Expand
If I knew back then what I know now…
20/06/2018 - If I knew back then what I know now… I wouldn’t worry too much about being liked. If you teach Expand
When is the best age to start school?
11/06/2018 - One of the biggest questions parents face is when to send their child to school. There are many Expand
Play not tests
24/04/2018 - Last night I attended the launch the 'PlayNotTests' campaign being led by Sue Palmer and the Expand
Professional learning on a Saturday?
27/03/2018 - Last Saturday I had the pleasure of attending a professional learning event for teachers, provided Expand
Alberto Manguel – his part in my reading life
02/03/2018 - I’ve always loved reading about reading. The lives readers lead and the way books have formed them Expand
Speaking of ethics
01/03/2018 - ethics: moral principles that govern a person's behaviour or the conduct of an activity'I have Expand
When a collaborative is not collaborating
20/02/2018 - In a recent paper, 'Seven reasons why Scottish education is under-performing', Walter Humes an Expand
Why I’m Not Nice
10/02/2018 - I want you to give me a hard time. No really. Go for it. Read some of my blog posts … More
Reading for pleasure is not merely about the reading for pleasure.
26/06/2018 - Reading ‘Why Baseball Matters’ by Susan Jacobs recently, I was struck by the writer’s concern for Expand
Learning styles are a myth and I am not an auditory learner
17/06/2018 - I switched on Radio 6 this morning, and the track they were playing had a drum sound which caught Expand
Testing Times for Scotland
24/05/2018 - These are not high stakes tests; there will be no 'pass or fail' and no additional workload for Expand
Interview in Folha de Sao Paulo
23/04/2018 - This is an interview by Fábio Takahashi in Folha de Sao Paulo (in Portuguese) on 23 April 2018 Expand
A short post -So what exactly are we developing on development days?
14/03/2018 - Here’s where I am on teacher education after nineteen years of teaching. If you have, on average, Expand
Interview: Teachers need a sense of mission, empathy and leadership
01/03/2018 - In December 2017, at the Online Education Berlin, I sat down for coffee with Zoey Zhang. Zhuoying Expand
Running Order
25/02/2018 - I am just back from a run. It was not very fast and it was not very far and I … More
Bursting bubbles!
15/02/2018 - When I first stepped away from my busy life of work as headteacher of two primary schools, I Expand
Have we failed to learn from the past?
06/02/2018 - It’s important to stress, as I’ll go on to discuss Water Humes’ recent article ‘Seven reasons why Expand
Is There a Better Way to Run Parents Evenings?
20/06/2018 - I don’t mind admitting that I’ve always really enjoyed Parents Evenings. Meeting the adult behind Expand
Developing metacognition and self-regulation in learners, of all ages
12/06/2018 - Ahead of a session with Rachel Lofthouse and the CollectivEd1, the mentoring and coaching hub Expand
What really matters in school leadership?
01/05/2018 - Last week, I was invited to give a 'keynote' presentation for the Association of Headteachers and Expand
Yin and Yang, golf and leadership
19/04/2018 - Being a leader, whether it be of a school, or any other type of organisation, can be both Expand
Where next for Curriculum for Excellence?
13/03/2018 - Today, I took part in a seminar in Edinburgh which focused on Scotland's curriculum and the Expand
Kids, smart phones and what to do with them?
01/03/2018 - Should kids use their smart phones in schools? This question divides not only teachers and pupils Expand
Evidence informed, or something else?
23/02/2018 - Last night I had the pleasure of attending a seminar at Edinburgh University's School of Expand
‘There be dragons’: redrawing the curriculum map in Wales
12/02/2018 - Here is the text of my post on the Welsh curriculum, originally posted Expand
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National CLD Workforce Development Plan

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First Minister’s Question Time – participation project

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Briefing on Gaelic Education

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Calderglen High School’s Art, Design & Technology Faculty
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Professional learning opportunities for nurturing approaches

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New GME self-evaluation activity

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10/05/2018

CLD Meetings and events updates

CLD Standards Council The CLD Standards Council held a successful
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Community Learning and Development Workforce Study

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Career Education Standard 3-18: Reflection tool and self-evaluation wheel

In order to reflect on the entitlements of learners outlined and
08/05/2018

Moderation Poster (Gaelic version)

We are pleased to provide Gaelic Medium provisions with a Gaelic
04/05/2018

New resource to support Gaelic (Learners) in the curriculum

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An t-Alltan Conference for practitioners of GME and GLE, 26 and 27 September 2018

An t-Alltan is an annual conference to support the delivery of
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