I have a dream…

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“I dream of a day where CPD is so inherently established that it becomes part of every teachers’ bloodstream; that accumulating a feathered-cap of personal development becomes the norm, not a desire for the determined and those with funds liberally allocated for Inset courses, master’s degrees and those with time on their hands.

That this approach to development becomes so ingrained that we cannot work without it. So vital is our development and routinely established as part of our working week, that we cannot secure jobs, promotions, pay-rises or any credibility without an accurate log of our own reflective journey.”

This quote has been taken from an article I recently was asked to write for The Guardian Teacher Network. You can find the full article here. I have re-posted this because the quote has proved very popular amongst others. If anything, the opening sentence is etched in my bloodstream.

The original article is also here on my blog.

The photo shows a response I received from Sir Tim Brighouse. This is his original article here in which I was asked to respond to.

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In 2010, Ross Morrison McGill founded @TeacherToolkit from a simple Twitter account through which he rapidly became the 'most followed teacher on social media in the UK'. In 2015, he was nominated as one of the '500 Most Influential People in Britain' by The Sunday Times as a result of being most influential in the field of education. He remains the only classroom teacher to feature to this day ... Sharing resources and ideas online as @TeacherToolkit, he has built this website (c2008) which has been described as one of the 'most influential blogs on education in the UK', winning the UK Blog Awards (2018). Read more...

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