This is a short post sharing many other posts. Thank you to everyone who attended this year’s TLT and who offered up their time to speak and share their thoughts on today’s world of education with so many.
The day was a really special one with a shift in debate and discussion to one on a level I hadn’t heard at TLTs previously. It was so wonderful to hear people taking on board ideas but also deeply considering John Tomsett’s keynote message about not simply being a magpie and stealing then using the first shiny idea you hear about. Instead, John instilled in us all the need to carefully consider the way in which we approach any new pedagogical idea and consider how to embed it and reflect on it in your school and classroom over time before jumping to the conclusion that it does or doesn’t work.
Some of our lovely delegates decided to share their thoughts on the day through blog posts and in doing so have entered our Crown House competition to win one of their lovely books (winners to be announced shortly). Having read through all these amazing posts, I thought it worth while sharing them with others so that you can see what people took away from the day and perhaps consider getting in touch with them or the speakers to find out more. Thanks to all that came and all that posted their thoughts afterwards! Below are some of those great blogs – please let me know if I have missed any!
Pete Jones – @pekabelo http://linkis.com/edublogs.org/RjPRV
Michael Slavinsky – @Michaelslav https://notatextbook.wordpress.com/2016/10/17/what-did-i-learn-from-tlt16/
Nancy Gedge – @nancygedge https://notsoordinarydiary.wordpress.com/2016/10/17/the-echo-chamber/
Chris Chivers @chrischivers2 https://t.co/DGNc4zTAov
Dukkhaboy @dukkhaboy https://whenisitdueinsir.wordpress.com/2016/10/16/tlt16/
Sarah Ashton @Missweek1001 – http://staffrm.io/@mrsashton/ToEvF56ggs
KiteTSA – https://storify.com/Kitetsa/tlt2016
Kamil Trezbiatowski – @KTlangspec http://staffrm.io/@ktlangspec/qQhGermC6k
Susan Strachan – @SusanSEnglish https://educationechochamberuncut.wordpress.com/2016/10/17/why-i-loved-tlt16-susansenglish-2/
Stephen Lockyer @MrLockyer https://twitter.com/i/moments/787691170893824000
Sally Thorne – @MrsThorne https://sallythorne.com/category/cpd-notes/tlt16/
Miss Wilsey – @MissWilsey http://staffrm.com/@misswilsey/v1ujWX6RSs
Tim Clarke – @tim_jumpclarke https://theheadteacherechochamber.wordpress.com/2016/10/16/tlt16-timjumpclarke-2/
@teachertrying – https://krystaljem.wordpress.com/2016/10/15/tlt16-take-aways/
As many of these blogs mention, the key thing is to take away these ideas and consider them in your own context before using them. If you do decide to use them then the key thing, as David literally points out below, is to practice it!