How can we expect teachers to change the way they teach unless we have changed the way teachers learn?

Professional learning for a new paradigm  About 12 months ago I found myself sitting in a conference surrounded by hundreds of educators on a topic of 21st Century education, delivered in an industrial-era paradigm. We sat passively, in a big auditorium, then we were herded like cattle to workshops where we sat passively in smallerContinue reading “How can we expect teachers to change the way they teach unless we have changed the way teachers learn?”

21st Century PD: Its time to catch up! 8 ideas for engaging adults

I smiled to myself as I considered the irony of the conference presenter decrying the ‘sage on the sage’ as she herself was the ‘sage  on the stage’. Isn’t it time that the educational community addressed the context and delivery of professional learning? Our challenge is to be able to blend expert knowledge and experienceContinue reading “21st Century PD: Its time to catch up! 8 ideas for engaging adults”