Inspiration 4 Teachers publishes podcast about Educating Ruby

Bill Lucas talks to Kelly Long about constructing learning environments where students THINK, FAIL and TRY again

Accountability pressures on teachers, allied with concerns about inspection and the narrowing curriculum options with EBacc are fostering competitive classroom environments where teachers are feeling forced to teach to test and not to the benefit of learners or their community.

How do we construct learning environments where students think independently, fail and try again through sheer determination and grit to succeed? Bill Lucas, Director of the Centre for Real-World Learning and Professor of Learning at the University of Winchester, shares his experience of teacher research groups and explores ways of fostering rich environments for learning of which Ruby woudl be proud!

Together Bill and Kelly discuss thought-provoking ideas on engaging learners as co-architects in the development of their own learning:

  • Developing rich professional learning communities for schools
  • Constructing safe CPD opportunities for teachers to develop strategies for experimental learning
  • Being brave and honest about the true importance of education.

You can listen to the podcast here.

You can find out more about Inspiration 4 Teachers resources here.