I had a great time with the group and it was interesting to note the number of mature age students who are changing professions to work in schooling. It gives us all great hope and energy to see people feel they can make a real difference by becoming teachers.
I am amazed by the energy and passion of these soon to be graduates. We had some terrific discussions around how to make a difference in young peoples’ lives today.
The point I made was not to wait for permission to experiment and change current practice. In fact, personalised learning demands such an approach. At the same time, they should develop robust teams with their colleagues so as to test ideas, share experiences and reflect on good practice. De-privatising teaching has to be a cornerstone for building a sustainable learning culture in our profession.
One thing I can say is the future of schooling is in good hands!