David Antrobus
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Breaking the mold.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Colin Chaplin Jan 20, 2013. 9 Replies

It's all very well saying "finding your element is the road to self fulfillment" but what happens if following this path means letting go of your closest friends, especially at school. What happens…Continue


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David Antrobus replied to Colin Chaplin's discussion Should teachers be competitive?
"Hi Colin, to be honest. In all competitions there are winners and losers and this is a lesson worth learning but in my classroom I would prefer an environment where everyone feels they are in a safe place to learn and an inclusive situation exists.…"
Jan 20, 2013
Colin Chaplin replied to David Antrobus's discussion Breaking the mold.
"Hi Dave, Wish I knew what I wanted to do at school leaving time!  I could draw a bit, so it was art school for me, but I also wanted to sell cars!!  Now, at my age, I've been lucky enough to find my 'element', return to get…"
Jan 20, 2013
David Antrobus replied to Sylwia Kramarz's discussion How can we make a student want to learn?
"You can't make a student learn. I think you can only put the conditions in place and show them the way. Motivation is a very emotional and sensitive being and is everchanging. One week the student might be really up for it but the next just not…"
Jan 17, 2013
David Antrobus replied to Lissa's discussion Technology taking over the classroom
"Hi Melissa, I tried doing one of my observation classes with a prezi presentation and loads of youtube videos and I forgot to actually talk with the students. I made the mistake of thinking if I used technology this would keep the students…"
Jan 17, 2013
David Antrobus replied to Hannah Garnham's discussion Strategies to combat nerves
"Hi Hannah, I'm going through the same things as you I think, and I'm in no position to sound like I know what I'm talking about. The advice I was given was that every teacher even the ones that look calm and collected are just as…"
Jan 17, 2013
Anita bell replied to David Antrobus's discussion Breaking the mold.
"Hi Dave All I can say is that as a teenager I was not supported in following my love of Art & Design and was told after you have finished your BTEC you have had your bit of fun, get yourself a real job LOL. I then spent some years in different…"
Jan 17, 2013
David Antrobus replied to Gina Allen's discussion Have the Germans got a point??
"Hi Gina , Germans are usually right about things and I have to agree there is a limit on how much you can take in at 3.30-5.00 in the afternoon. Concentration levels go down after a certain  amount of time. The secondary school I did some GTP…"
Jan 17, 2013
David Antrobus replied to Ellie Nelson's discussion Inclusive Teaching- THE MIDDLE MAN.
"Hi Ellie, this sounds like that classic school report of students in the middle that reads "doing fine but could do better" and then left there in this category until school finishes. I think students react differently to different ways of…"
Jan 17, 2013
David Antrobus commented on Anita bell's blog post What if any would you take off the curriculum ? To teach attitudes regarding money, good debt and bad dept?
"Hi Anita, any education concerning money is of value and benifit and I do believe it is part of most schools modules. But to be honest I think it depends how responsible and mature the students are and until the students are earning the money they…"
Jan 17, 2013
David Antrobus replied to Lucy D Roberts's discussion Changing the Education Paradigm - who's joining the Ken Robinson revolution?!
"It's the fun lessons you remember as a student especially if they are between dull ones. Engaging students is so hard anyway if you can do anything to raise your lesson above the normal I think it's worth trying. There is a side of me that…"
Jan 16, 2013
Roland Baggott replied to David Antrobus's discussion Breaking the mold.
"Hi Dave, I am not sure at what point in life we really do achieve self fulfillment (I am not 100% onboard with Maslow here). I believe our destinations change as things happen and effect our personal lives in ways we maybe did not plan for, or see…"
Jan 16, 2013
David Antrobus replied to Emma Breen's discussion MOBILE PHONES IN CLASS?!
"Hi Emma,  Sometimes a student seems to express they have lost interest in the lesson by producing the mobile phone. and it can feel like you are having to compete with phones at times. I 've started to become more and more less tolerant of…"
Jan 16, 2013
David Antrobus replied to Jo Cuming's discussion Which technologies are most effective in the classroom? And how do they promote equality and diversity?
"Hi Jo, the internet is geat for teaching but also learning. For every example I used on Youtube to demonstrate my lesson points the students threw back just as many they knew. On youtube it was a very fast and broadening experience. I loved the way…"
Jan 16, 2013
David Antrobus replied to Erica Holan's discussion Video Games in the Classroom
"wii games are the best there interactive and get the children involved... very good for getting kids into school first thing will boost your attendance"
Jan 16, 2013
Lucy D Roberts replied to David Antrobus's discussion Breaking the mold.
"Hi Dave, From a personal point of view, I was one of the students who left their friends at Braintree college to study art in Colchester. I did miss my friends, but found that I made new friends who I had much more in common with. I still kept in…"
Jan 16, 2013
Melissa Jade Totman replied to David Antrobus's discussion Breaking the mold.
"Hi Dave, I agree with Aimee you have to do what is right for you. If these friends are 'real' friends then then they will support you no matter what you are doing. I'd encourage students to follow the right path for them and to do…"
Jan 16, 2013

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