Inspire me…catch me later!
School is a very busy place students come first and staff work tirelessly to ensure that the children’s welfare is paramount and uppermost in their mind when planning activities. So how do you reach staff and give them the support and knowledge that you were employed to deliver, without adding extra burden to their day? Twilight sessions, 1:2:1 training, a coffee and catchup chat or I’ll put it in the diary for a few weeks have all been tried. I want there to be a symbiosis between me, the staff and the students. Their expertise is key as they are the ones who have my undivided attention for the majority of the day that I’m in school. Student led learning. These ‘student ambassadors’ ‘ digital genius’s’ & ‘tech team” can fill the knowledge gap through interactive bulletin boards, iTunes U courses and school blogs… I can feel an after school activity coming on! Inspiring through modelling best practice can be emulated by students on their peers and for their tutors. Or even as part of a display to inspire writing.