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21st September Independence Day Malta Yesterday we finished delivering a three day in-service training to all year four teachers and LSAs. A great thanks goes to all the 26 well prepared trainers and the supporting staff from Avantis. You were amazing. My appreciation also goes to the 500 magnificent and very receptive educators who showed…

Light a candle

All of us have by now experienced some kind of problem with machines and new technologies are no exception, be they an automatic washing machine or a mobile phone. Living and working with and around technology is not just a story of benefits, but also a story of problems, uncertainties, demands and conflicts. The new…

Fast changing world

I am sure you want to be a relevant teacher in the 21st Century. You have a key role to play in what is called digital literacy. Please refer to the booklet Digital Literacy which was aimed to make us aware of what digital literacy is all about. One of the competences described in the…

Fast changing world part 3

Fast change has got some profound implications for us educators and education leaders. Social media technology is part of everyday life for many young people and this is transforming the way people connect and share ideas. Our people in the piazza are still there but even there things are changing. The piazza has extended into…

Fast changing world part 2

Things have changed over the years in our education system and they must continue to change if we accept that we are in the business of  preparing our future generations. We cannot prepare our learners for the future with the tools that have become obsolete. It is not just the tools that are changing continuously but…

Fast changing world part 1

How many great teachers do you know in your school? Would you venture to think of a percentage? I would say that in most schools the percentage would be very close to 100% because I am convinced that most teachers do their best, not just to survive in the classroom, but to educate our young…

Essential conditions for change part 2

  I visited a number of the teachers who took part in the one tablet per child pilot (OTPC) project. I was struck by one particular teacher who told me that once the pilot project was going to end in March, she was going to find it difficult to return to the time without tablets in the…