Category Archives: STEP

Steps Conference 2015 Aileen Kelly Talking Time

Aileen Kelly Talking Time SPEP Conference

Talking Time – the importance of talking for learning, and how changing our language use can encourage children to talk more.”

Getting children to talk more in class by Aileen Kelly on Prezi

Aileen Kelly, Primary Teacher
Douglas Barnes (1976) contended that “learning floats on a sea of talk”. If this is the case, then why are so many of our learners still drowning in silence? This session will share the results of a collaborative professional enquiry looking at how practitioners can adapt their use of language to encourage children to engage in and extend their dialogue in the classroom. There were two main strands to this enquiry, introducing play-based communication activities, and altering practitioner language to shift the balance of power in classroom dialogue.

STEP conference 2015 Keynote 1: Ross McGill @TeacherToolkit

Ross McGill @teacherstoolkit at the STEP 2015 conference
STEP conference 2015 Keynote 1: Ross McGill, Teacher Toolkit

You can read Ross’s blog post about his talk One Small Tweet for Teachers, One Giant Blog for Teaching by @TeacherToolkit

Ross told the story of his engagement with social media and rise to be “the most followed teacher on twitter in the uk”.

You can download Ross’s presentation at a cost of £2.99 here:

One Small Tweet for Teachers, One Giant Blog for Teach

Radio Edutalk at the annual conference of Scottish Teachers for Enhancing Practice

On Saturday 21 March 2015 Radio Edutalk was at the at the annual conference of Scottish Teachers for Enhancing Practice.
We broadcast the keynotes and some workshops throughout the day.

Here is the archive of Welcome by Andrina Inglis, Chair of STEP
More audio will be uploaded shortly.

Andrina Inglis Introduction to Step Conf 2015