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Support for the new College of Teaching

At the January 2015 Fellowship meeting, following a briefing by Rob Robson,  it was agreed to support the idea of the new College of Teaching.  Here is what we said:

The Associate Educational Fellowship is a group of over 60 Fellows drawn from over 100 educational organisations in Bedford Borough.  We value the opportunity to meet regularly in open dialogue and collaboration to improve professional practice.

The proposed College of Teaching, in offering a professional body run by educators for educators sits well with our ideals and we unanimously support the idea of the college.

We would hope that the new college will raise the profile of teachers and the teaching professional as a whole, that the outcomes of any decisions would be decided by practitioners in the classroom and that there will be a level of stability at this difficult time in our political and financial environment.

The Associate Educational Fellowship whole-heartedly supports the idea of the College of Teaching and we look forward to hearing the outcome of this initial consultation.

Library Angels

Library Angels
Library Angels

Nine ‘hardy’ Fellows made their way to the Pilgrims Progress Pub in Bedford for our 6 o’clock rendezvous.  Quite an apt name for the pub we were to meet in being that the Fellowship is on a road of discovery.

The plan was to get everyone into trios!  A host of famous trios were to be distributed, including Harry,  Ron and Hermione and the Brothers Gibb amongst others,  to get everyone mingling. Even though we were a small but perfectly formed team,  we still abided by the rules.  Our inspirational or favourite books were then offered to the person on our left (the port goes to the left apparently!) within our trios.

The reason for the choices of books and the inscriptions were discussed within these small groups but soon everyone was exchanging their thoughts and feelings about the books and, actually, the whole process.   One major outcome was that we definitely need to do this again!  Twitter was again busy!!

Take a look and see what you think of the choices made:

Our Iceberg is Melting by John Kotter

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M Pirsig

Kes by Barry Hines

Thinking Allowed on Schooling by Mick Walters

How Proust can change your life by Alain de Botton

Talk-less Teaching by Isabella Wallace

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran

Seeing Voices by Oliver Sacks

by Lisa