Do You Want to be a Chartered Teacher?

Some people are very excited about the new College of Teaching and, especially, its charter. This means that by accrediting various courses and other types of professional development it will be able to award (royal) chartered teacher status and thereby cement its role at the pinnacle of conferring the new ‘outstanding’ teacher status on the most deserving. In Scotland a Chartered Teacher Programme … More Do You Want to be a Chartered Teacher?

Master* Teachers: Community and Expertise

  “Obsessing about quality is a way of subjecting the work itself to relentless generic pressure; workers given over to this passion can dominate or detach themselves from others less driven. Both are dangers…” Richard Sennett: The Craftsman Whilst writing Trivium 21c I came across the work of Richard Sennett, I would recommend his writing … More Master* Teachers: Community and Expertise

Some Questions About The Proposed College of Teaching

A college of teaching is to be set up to: “Protect standards and to raise the status of the teaching profession”. “Ms Morgan says she wants teaching to be seen as having a similar status as professions such as medicine and law.┬áIn a joint statement with Mr Laws, the education secretary says teaching is “almost … More Some Questions About The Proposed College of Teaching