Summer Turner

I teach, therefore I am.

Author Archives: ragazzainglese

Radically Academic: a new approach to CPD

My slides from ResearchEd 2016 – 10/9/16. Book available for pre-order here:   Advertisements

September 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

Becoming an expert – Curriculum and Assessment Design.

At ResearchEd Rugby and ResearchEd York this year, I presented on curriculum and assessment design. In the sessions I explored the idea of the missing expertise in curriculum and assessment … Continue reading

August 31, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Burden of Care

First posted on the Labour Teachers Blog. During my childhood, I was once given the responsibility of supervising my much younger cousin as we walked down to the flat sand … Continue reading

June 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

Don’t tell me there’s no joy.

At my school, It is exam season once again (half-termly tests are our norm and now end of year exams are near) and the library is full of pupils pouring … Continue reading

May 31, 2016 · 1 Comment

Curricula, Curricula!

I love curriculum. Talking about it, playing with it, designing it, implementing it, enacting it, assessing it. (So much so that I often find myself singing ‘Curricula, Curricular’ to the … Continue reading

February 12, 2016 · 1 Comment

A Dystopian Education

First posted on the Labour Teachers Blog. I don’t really get BETT. Every time I go there, I feel like I just am missing out on a secret that everyone … Continue reading

February 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

Becoming a Writer

I recently finished writing a first draft of a book for Bloomsbury on Curriculum and Assessment Design. It is probably the best thing I have ever done, but it was … Continue reading

January 24, 2016 · 3 Comments

Changing the Leadership Narrative

On Saturday 16th January 2016, a group of educators gathered in the almost deserted offices of Microsoft HQ to talk about women leaders in education: the ones already there and … Continue reading

January 24, 2016 · 5 Comments

‘When Are They Going to Find me Out?’

In the run up to this event it has been interesting to see how many speakers have expressed a nervousness about the prospect of presenting today. Much of this has … Continue reading

October 3, 2015 · 6 Comments

The Tyranny of Testing?

Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending an Intelligence Squared education debate. The motion was: ‘LET’S END THE TYRANNY OF THE TEST. RELENTLESS SCHOOL TESTING DEMEANS EDUCATION’. It was a battle … Continue reading

October 2, 2015 · 2 Comments