It was a pleasure to host our first teach meet at the college this week. Titled INSPIRATION NOW, our presenters lived up to the billing and gave us all an inspiring look into their recent work.

Sol Rogers kicked off proceedings with an engaging look at his work with Rewind. His personal story – from growing up in an alternative community based in Holne, through to his time here at college – was an inspirational insight what our alumni can achieve. Touching too to hear how important our teachers had been to his success, none more so than our very own Andy Loader. Fail fast was Sol’s motto, and chimed well with the nano Dan and Millie would present.

Mo Cohen spoke to us about the importance of speaking to our students’ potential, rather than their history. To inspire students should be the aim of our legacy was another thread in Mo’s talk.

Dan and Millie’s nano on Growth Mindsets covered the important work that they’ve developed over the course of the year. Packed with key strategies to use with our students, this is an area of whole college significance that we will continue to push ahead with over the coming months. Check out their slides here.

Max and Emma shared an inspirational look at Brailsford’s Marginal Gains theory. The 1%ers that can collectively make the difference, Max’s spliced video was an ingenious way to present the differing starts our lessons can take. Check out their slides here.

Alan wrapped up proceedings by reminding us that we are all here to learn and re-learn, something that we hope to continue to do together through our CPL programme.

Perhaps the nicest part of the event was Tim’s ecstasy at winning the Kindle Fire [pictured below]!




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