We are delighted tonight to be joined by friend of the podcast, Bill Boyd. Bill talks about one of his great passions in teaching – the use of film and films as texts.
Bill Boyd – The Literacy Adviser Blog http://literacyadviser.wordpress.com/
Bill recommends: “The Life and Death of Secondary for All” by Richard Pring
There’s some ranting tonight as the education stazi seem to think a new set of league tables is going to bully us all into improving; perceptive comments by Simon Jenkins to be found in the Guardian.
Simon Jenkins: “This bid to force all schools into line will end in failure. The craving for uniformity in public services has become a frenzy, but Michael Gove cannot run every classroom” http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/nov/27/bid-to-regulate-schools-end-in-failure
Ofsted boss says access to good education depends on where you live. Peter Walker writes in the Guardian http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2012/nov/27/2m-pupils-school-ofsted
Also: School hires proof reader to catch teachers’ spelling errors http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/9692920/School-hires-proof-reader-to-catch-teachers-spelling-errors.html
Some film education websites