Happy Christmas to all of you.

I can’t believe its that time of year again, yes, we in in the middle of preparation for the BETT show 2010. Many of you maybe thinking about Xmas, sorting presents , writing cards and decorating the tree. None of that for the Partners in Learning team. No , we are busy , like Santa’s…

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Visiting our Innovative Schools in Scotland

Stuart and I haven’t had a moment to relax since our very successful Innovative Teachers Forum last week. Last Friday, I ran a workshop at a school in Lewisham for school and local authority leaders going through BSF or other significant school transformation projects. And at the crack of dawn (actually, before the crack of…

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Blogs for Teachers – my favourites

I must admit that as a teacher, I never had time to read any blogs — it was often too much just to read the Times Educational Supplement. But now I think that if and when I return to the classroom, blogs will be the mainstay of how I will gather information to inform and develop my…

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The 6th Annual UK Innovative Teachers Forum

Yesterday, Stuart and I and our teammates from Microsoft gathered with our colleagues from SSAT, Shireland Learning to welcome over 75 educators to Birmingham for our Innovative Teachers Forum. As Stuart has mentioned, this year’s Forum was our biggest and best yet. We received more VCTs from you for consideration in our awards, we had…

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UK Innovative Teacher Award Winners

After receiving the highest number of entries ever for a Microsoft Innovative Teachers Forum, (I say that every year, but it’s true.) I am pleased to announce the  Virtual Classroom Tours that will be celebrated at the awards event at the Innovative Teachers Forum in Birmingham on Dec 1st (sign up HERE to attend the free conference)….

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BETT Awards 2010 – Innovative Teachers is shortlisted!

Over the past two weeks we have been blogging about the Innovative Teacher Awards in Brasil, and how well our two UK Teachers did at the recent Worldwide event. So imagine our surprise to find that the Innovative Teachers Programme, which this blog is part of, has been shortlisted for a BETT award. We have…

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UK Teachers get worldwide recognition at Innovative Education Forum!

We’re all finally back from Brazil, after an exhausting and very rewarding week. Our week ended on Friday with the event’s gala dinner and teacher awards. Before and after dinner, we were treated to a performance by the local Salvador youth orchestra. The orchestra has brought together some of the less fortunate young people in…

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Friday afternoon inspiration – ideas from Innovative Teachers

My favourite part of the Microsoft Innovative Education Forum is meeting the teachers that have submitted Virtual Classroom Tours to share with their colleagues. I’m lucky enough to have been asked to be a judge at this year’s Forum, which is a lot of work, but also means that I get to speak in-depth to…

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Meet our Innovative Schools!

As usual at these events, we have the best intention of writing blog posts every day, but the event’s agenda of workshops, keynotes and collaboration projects has kept us completely occupied from 9 – 18:30 every day. Thus it’s now Friday and it’s only our second post of the week. Better late than never, I…

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