Director of the Institute of Teaching and Learning at Sevenoaks School in the UK, Mark Beverley, talks about teaching and learning in 2022, and a different route being taken to staff development, which has had a profound difference on how everyone in the school learns.
In the process he talks about the shortcomings of IGCSE, why the school has not adopted the MYP (yet?) and the balance between subject-centred and student-centred teaching. Teachers are asked to engage in conversations and research (there is a special link between Sevenoaks and the Harvard Graduate School of Human Flourishing) and then to try out new ideas in their own lessons as a matter of course.
Which School Advisor says of Sevenoaks "It is not a hothouse school, but delivers the results of one – a very considerable achievement."
Listening to Mark you can see one of the reasons why kids enjoy learning and teachers enjoy teaching - and learning - there.
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