Review of TLA Berkhamsted conference – Geography workshops

As mentioned in the first #TLAB13 post, I appreciated the format of the day and found that having workshops grouped by subjects was useful for encouraging networking. Being around the same group of people but with three different inputs meant you had longer to share ideas and discuss them. The sessions were also informal and … Continue reading Review of TLA Berkhamsted conference – Geography workshops

TLA Berkhamsted – the keynotes

Three great keynotes throughout the day, but I most enjoyed Alistair Smith & Bill Rankin for the reasons below. Alistair Smith’s (@alatalite) keynote ‘50’000 chunks: how we become experts’ I thought Alistair’s whole talk and presentation style was excellent. A great mix of well-grounded theory (‘here comes the science bit’), honest evaluations of real school … Continue reading TLA Berkhamsted – the keynotes

Review of TLA Berkhamsted conference

Last weekend I visited the Teaching, Learning & Assessment conference and Teachmeet at Berkhamsted. I have to say, I found it the best and most inspirational conference I have been to. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole day, and the atmosphere amongst everybody was fantastic. It wasn’t just that the sessions were brilliant (they were, but), … Continue reading Review of TLA Berkhamsted conference

#TLAB14 Conference reflections

Yesterday was the second edition of the Teaching Learning Assessment conference at Berkhamsted School hosted and organised by Nick Dennis and Rebecca Brooks. The event was another huge success; both enjoyable and informative. The first keynote was by Elise Foster, co-author of ‘The Multiplier Effect: Tapping the Genius inside our School’. The book is based … Continue reading #TLAB14 Conference reflections

End of an era, dawn of something new

August 31st marks the official end of an era for @priorygeography as our once illustrious leader David Rogers has headed off to Patcham High for new adventures and I take over from him. Big shoes to fill, big footprints left to either follow or forget. I started at Priory as a naive, ‘pink and fluffy’, … Continue reading End of an era, dawn of something new