West Kent Learning Federation -Hayesbrook School, Kent

| November 10, 2009 | 1 Comment 

hayesbrookA trip to work with the West Kent Learning Federation – This event should have taken place in July but Tim’s leg decided to an impression of a tree trunk…

This time, we had the chance to visit Hayesbrook School, Kent, joined by girls from the neighbouring all girls schools, Weald of Kent.

We always value our time working in secondary school settings.

What a delightful bunch of students today. Truly. We saw some real creativity and willingness to take off and fly. Often, these elements can be un nerving to students who have a reputation to up keep. To immerse yourself in the world of words, takes courage. It is the building of courage that takes place in these environments. You “can’t get anything wrong”. There is no “right idea”. Even better, there is no “wrong idea”.

We used the Thinking Dice again with the Ks4 Students and the staff. A simple but powerful way of extending questioning. Visit the Thinking Dice website for more info.

Thank you to Nicky Phipps, Carine Jacquel and colleagues for a thoroughly enjoyable day.

A very useful day.  Loads of ideas for encouraging creative writing.  The use of free software to support English teaching is also going to be useful when I have the time to go through them all!  Thank you.  Terry Burton,  Hugh Christie Technology College, Tonbridge Kent.

Useful Pickie 051We had a quick chat about apostophes with one group. Apostrophe.me is a good summary of the main points on when and when not to use them.

Category: 1) Events and Training days

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  1. Mark Scott says:

    The day at Hayesbrook was excellent. At last a way to get through to those reluctant writers, neigh thinkers! Myst is a must for all schools. Tim also shared with us some other websites that will be invaluable in the classroom; if I ever get the hang of this computer malarky!
    Inspirational teaching Tim, thank you. You demonstrated how to get the best from Myst and modelled the kind of teaching we should all be aiming for.

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