Scott Hayden

Digital savvy and great teaching: a perfect blend

Give staff time and support to take risks and collaborate to lift up learning

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The sheer speed of edtech evolution over the last five years – coupled with the increased workload of FE teaching staff and a need to include more digital learning in our courses – has left many great teachers feeling behind with egos bruised as, maybe for the first time in the history of education, our students know more than we do about the toolkit.

For many of our peers, the main restriction seems to be an anxiety, or a fear of taking risks – or simply not having the time and support to learn these new approaches to learning. The subtext of failing and then being seen as fallible by peers ...

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