Blog roundup #rED17

Here’s a roundup of blogs written about the researchED 2017 National Conference. If you’ve also written a blog and would like to have it posted here, let us know: support@researchED.org.uk.

Teaching it real

Last week I was lucky enough to attend the ResearchEd national conference in London. I have spent the last week mulling over the sessions I attended and writing up my notes. Any errors are most certainly my own but this is what I took away from my day. Read more…

markquinn1968

ResearchEd17 could be forgiven for being a bit self-conscious: in recent weeks it has been spoken of less favourably, had its grassroots raked over, its biases heat-mapped. Sure enough, when I arrived (like a marathon runner along Cheering Lane), it was clear that the cheering crowds had stayed away.  Read more…

the unconscious curriculum

My goodness, it was a struggle to get myself to this conference.  Along with first week exhaustion, engineering works on the Met line and the onset of a cold, I found myself wandering around Westfield Stratford at 9.30am on Saturday morning.  I should have looked at google maps but I wanted to save my battery for the conference. Read more…

Herts for Learning

In the first of a two part blog, Martin Galway shares his thoughts on presenting a pair of workshops (one on grammar and, here, a late-notice addition on reading comprehension) at this year’s researchED  conference. Read more…

Teaching it real

I thought Lucy’s opening point on her talk on the role of culture was very important. There is sometimes an assumption that any differences in education systems around the world are driven by some kind of organically grown culture that has developed over the generations. Lucy pointed out that this is not always the case. Read more…

Impression that I get

I’m going to say it. rED17 was the best one yet. There have been researchED conferences that rival of course, and the light-up pens have reached legendary status, but the atmosphere at this one was something different. Whether it was the venue, Chobham Academy, with its circular building that forced delegates to cross paths and talk as they found their next session, or whether on a more personal level I felt like I knew more people there, there was a buzz I’ve not sensed in the same way before.  Read more…

Rethinking education

With a grim sense of obligation, I had circled Nick Gibb on my programme for session one; however when the time came my feet steered me instead to Christian Bokhove’s entertaining talk entitled: ‘This is the new M*th!’ Unusually for a researchED talk about myths, Christian was not concerned with a feverish search for the ”next Brain Gym”. Rather, this turned out to be a cautionary tale about the folly of shooting myth-busting rounds from the hip before checking you aren’t packing a mouldy banana. Read more…

That Boy Can Teach

With a whole host of speakers it wasn’t easy to pick which sessions to attend – a good proportion of the train journey down was spent poring over the workshop descriptions and in some slots I had up to 5 possible choices. There was a definite air of excitement as teachers and other professionals poured into the school’s largest hall; it felt good to be part of something which, compared to other conferences I’ve attended, seemed so big. Read more…

 

 

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