Teachers as Learners and Researchers

Another holiday break begins. I suddenly realise as I age I need the holiday break more from the daily grind of schoolwork and teaching. I also realise that my own learning can suffer which is part of the reason I continue to study at university. Last night just before midnight I finished my last uni assignment which certainly kept me busy over the past month. My interests are pleasantly divided between a great love of educational leadership research, teaching and learning, learning space, ICT, blended learning, learning taxonomies, to name a few. I forgot my latest which is where my school is currently pushing the envelope which is where student Wellbeing meets learning paradigms and how these interact in schools.

My first Masters let me concentrate on most of these which was great. Unfortunately my other great passion working in religious schools as I have has been religion. I have had a few attempts at study in this all important space. My first was years ago doing a dip ed in RE. I loved it. I later began a heavier Masters in Theology through BBI and Newcastle and am about to complete this so naturally enough I am now thinking about the next options which brings me back to the point of this post.

The learning. It’s all about the learning for us teachers. We need to remind ourselves that our best learning is when we engage in some study or a research project at work that stimulates and engages us. I know for me this makes me a better a teacher. Enjoy your holiday reading and keep learning new things all the time.

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