Friday, 7 August 2015

Pedagogy developing community

As previously mentioned, I'm at New Wine this week and this blog is changing. One of the big focuses at New Wine is community development, something that is pretty important in school!

Our pupils are constantly learning how to act within community. We teach that via our pedagogy and how we act in community with pupils and staff. How does our teaching influence pupils values, perceptions and interactions within community?

Our pupils are hopefully going to spend the rest of their lives in community (isolation and loneliness being toxic killers). We as teachers get to have a say as to what role they will play in community. Let's make it positive!

Let's make community key, letting pupils know they are visible and significant.

So I'm at New Wine...

and it's brilliant! Expect a lot of posts in the near future based on my week here.

For the first time, I'm going to be writing about my faith, and how I see God interacting with education. It's a bit of a big thing. They're aren't very many teachers who blog about their faith (in fact I haven't found any, so if you know any let me know).

To end this post, I have one thing I have to share-

God is interested in teachers, TAs, receptionists, reprographics teams (everyone involved in education- kids included). He says you are visible and significant. He is up for meeting you where you are.

And lastly, the café's are great :)