#TeachersDesk

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What does the view look like from a teacher’s desk?

This is a social-media project for teachers everywhere, inspired by an article in The Washington Post: How classrooms look around the world? …

… photographers from Reuters took pictures around the world of educators with their students in a telling exhibit of the very different circumstances under which children attend school.

Images: Reuters

What?

As the summer term approaches, I thought it would be a fitting project for educators, to share images – from around the world – of teachers’ desks and classrooms, sharing the vantage point of their location at school/college.

Why?

To promote the wonderful and varied locations of where and how teachers work, worldwide. I hope the variety of images raise the important profile of education – perhaps some issues – and the challenges we may (or may not) face around the world.

How?

  1. Take an *image from your #TeachersDesk. This can be of your classroom or office space.
  2. The image must be taken from the vantage point of ‘sitting in a chair’ next to the #TeachersDesk.
  3. The image could be of your own #TeachersDesk, the classroom space or a ‘view of the world’ outside the window.
  4. Next, share the image on social media using this hashtag: #TeachersDesk.
  5. Examples of images could be of objects on your desk (like this) or pictures (like this) of what you can see from your desk.

*Make sure you have permission to share any images of your students. **No images of vulnerable students please (e.g. LAC)

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Image: Shutterstock

Images from Reuters used in the post are:

  • Year 9 Biology boys class pose for a picture with teacher Suzanne Veitch in their classroom at Forest School, London.
  • Teacher Moulay Ismael Lamrani poses for a picture with his class in the Oudaya primary school in Rabat, Morocco.
  • Class one children aged between 6-7 years old pose for pictures in their classroom in the capital Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Teacher Mahajera Armani and her class pose for a picture at their study open area, outside Jalalabad city, Afghanistan.

Don’t forget to use the hashtag: #TeachersDesk and join the conversation. Support the project here?

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In 2010, Ross Morrison McGill founded @TeacherToolkit from a simple Twitter account in which he rapidly became the 'most followed teacher on social media in the UK'. In 2015, he was nominated for '500 Most Influential People in Britain' in The Sunday Times as one of the most influential in the field of education - he remains the only classroom teacher to feature to this day ... Sharing online as @TeacherToolkit, he rebuilt this website (c2008) into what you are now reading, as one of the 'most influential blogs on education in the UK', winning the number one spot at the UK Blog Awards (2018). Today, he is currently a PGCE tutor and is researching 'social media and its influence on education policy' for his EdD at Cambridge University. In 1993, he started teaching and is an experienced school leader working in some of the toughest schools in London. He is also a former Teaching Awards winner for 'Teacher of the Year in a Secondary School, London' (2004) and has written several books on teaching (2013-2018). Read more...

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