Howdy everyone, apologies for not having written in ages, the world seems to have been taken over by a mixture of legging it all around the place to talk at conferences, pushing my year 11s as hard as possible and then desperately trying to get my tough year 12s to actually do some work. Hey ho, the wonders of teaching!
Anyway, over the last few years I've attempted a number of times to get some A.L.L activity happening down here in Devon, and the event below is my latest endeavour...
E-Mail, He Male: Motivating boys through ICT
Free event to get A.L.L. Devon rolling again!
Saturday, 7th March
Tea and coffee from 10.00
St Lukes campus, University of Exeter
For more details or to confirm attendance (it would be useful to be able to gauge numbers) please contact Chris Fuller on Mrfulleredgehill@yahoo.co.uk
10.30 – 11.15: ICT- Thinking outside of the classroom box
Effective ways to use ICT to motivate and to enhance learning, both inside and outside of your classroom walls. Using simple but highly effective tools such as blogs, podcasts and even mobile phones to add a further dimension to your teaching and learning, and, crucially, giving pupils access to learning well beyond your classroom walls.
Chris is Head of Spanish at Edgehill College, Bideford, and a Lead Practitioner for the SSAT
11.30 – 12.15: Gender Differences in MFL Learning and teaching: His is bigger but hers is better connected Nick Mair
His is bigger but hers is better connected – how what we know about gender differences in the brain should change our everyday teaching. Take a journey into the fascinating world of Nick Mair to find out useful, practical ways to capitalise on boys’ brains in order to enhance MFL learning.
Nick is head of languages at Dulwich College, London, and also Chairman of ISMLA