Why I teach…

Why I teach…

I write this on a day that is poignant – January 28th – 27 years after the Challenger Space Shuttle Disaster. At this time every year I remember the crew who lost their lives on that day including Christa McAuliffe – the first teacher in space. Christa was a credit to the teaching profession and wisely said: I touch the future… I teach. She was always a teacher, never an astronaut, and intended to go

Perceptions of Literacy – A fixed point

As part of my MA in New Literacy Studies I have been researching perceptions of literacy in relation the context of the original National Literacy Strategy. I will of course write a more in-depth post about my findings in due course but here is an initial report of what I discovered: Perceptions of Literacy Study View more presentations from Martin Waller. Grim reading isn’t it? Of course the framework has been renewed and¬†offers a much