I've been teaching in the primary school sector for the last 10 years. in 2010 I qualified as an advanced skills teacher for ICT in Cornwall. I'm interested in creativity in education - however it can be achieved. Creativity is hard to teach, measure and assess! It's not surprising that schools are scared of being creative. I don't like the power that OFSTED has to shape our schools and our learners and stifle creativity in favour of measurable outcomes such as attainment levels. I ant to be inspirational in my job, but boy, it's hard work!
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Teachers are in the Magic Weaving Industry (Sir John Jone's idea). I just love that! It's our job to weave magic into children's lives and inspire them to be all they can be. I also love a quote I first heard at teaching college in relation to assessment for learning: 'You don't fatten a pig by weighing it'. Can't remember who that one was by, but it sticks in my mind when people start talking about level descriptors and Assessing Pupil Progress
I'm passionate about
Creativity, art and design, ICT in education and emerging technologies such as iPads and iPods, film making...
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Removing the barriers to creativity in education