Paul Cochrane commented on the post, #pedagooglasgow 4 years, 4 months ago
Since I am planning to bring pupils, can I get a name, address and telephne number of the organisers please?
email to my private address if you want!
Paul Cochrane commented on the post, GTCS Professional Update 4 years, 9 months ago
“There has been a surprisingly uncritical acceptance of this new system by the profession.”
As I stated at the time of consultation, I tried to go round staff in my school to raise awareness about the new […]
Paul Cochrane commented on the post, TMlovelibraries loves Edmodo 5 years, 3 months ago
Very engaging article. When a PT, I was often sent teachers with a nudge and a wink about how poor they were. For the most part, giving them clear parameters for action and good support usually meant we got a […]
Paul Cochrane commented on the post, A tiny canon: Scottish literature in the classroom 5 years, 7 months ago
I suspect the list is to allow for marker consistency – yet another example of the SQA tail wagging the CfE dog.
Paul Cochrane commented on the post, National Qualifications – Mythbusters 5 years, 8 months ago
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Paul Cochrane commented on the post, Jelly Baby Wave Machine 5 years, 9 months ago
Brilliant article – well done.
Paul Cochrane commented on the post, Raising Boys Attainment or Superheroes need Super Teachers 5 years, 10 months ago
Great material there! I had forgotten I’d been using Kolb for years until the tsunami of CfE swept me away in the last year! Amazing to think that we are being told to set in S3 N4/5 classes to increase attainment […]
Paul Cochrane commented on the post, Unleashing the Complexity 5 years, 10 months ago
Wow – my spelling has given me street cred! Yo!
THank yo for your reply Fearghal, certainly we are finding we are experiencing development overload just now writing S1/2 courses and implementing new Nationals a year in advance of when they should! had an […]
Paul Cochrane commented on the post, On Probation – Early Thoughts 5 years, 10 months ago
Thank you for that interesting perspective Callum. I have certainly been on panels for appointment where you get the dreaded discussion, ‘I know X was better but look at what Y has offered the school, taking […]
Paul Cochrane commented on the post, Can Literacy in the Maths Classroom be Taken as Read? 5 years, 11 months ago
Scientific literacy, to me, is internal and external. Internal being the specialist language required to understand and communicate technical Science. External is the ability to communicate with non-Scientists in […]
Paul Cochrane commented on the post, Unleashing the Complexity 5 years, 11 months ago
Interesting that the SQA at a recent INSET told us there are 3 packs on the way – Oct/Feb/May. Pack 1 is the traditional assessment (‘Nabbish?), Pack 2 the flexible approach and Pack 3 the portfolio approach. It […]
Paul Cochrane commented on the post, Music To A Scientists Ears. 5 years, 11 months ago
If you give me time, I have a fellow who wrote Wild Mountain Thyme starting as…’Oh the glomerulus filters the urine….’
Paul Cochrane commented on the post, Headteachers, Now Is A Good Time To Consider Personal Values, Vision and Priniples 6 years, 1 month ago
I would beg all HTs to listen to their staff and value their opinions, even if you disagree with them. Keep talking with, not to them and explain why you are taking a particular course, even if unpopular. THis is […]
Paul Cochrane commented on the post, Leave the delays to Scotrail… #CfEontrack 6 years, 2 months ago
“We signed up to the experiences and outcomes. Nobody is arguing that Curriculum for Excellence is not the correct approach. Nobody is saying that we needed more time to develop courses in S1-S3, but mention […]
Paul Cochrane commented on the post, “A” Broad General Education Versus “The” Broad General Education 6 years, 3 months ago
Totally agree G but in secondary we have leaders terrified to be different from anyone else. Creativity and innovation is being strangled by many of us starting Nationals in August and trying to write and prepare […]
Neil and Paul Cochrane are now friends 6 years, 4 months ago
Paul Cochrane commented on the post, Do the project first! 6 years, 4 months ago
Excellent! Great approach. I will be doing similar!
Paul Cochrane commented on the post, Independent Learning in Biology 6 years, 4 months ago
Very interesting. Advantages numerous as in engagement of most, though not all (it was ever thus!) and a creative and integrated journey. Disadvantages are the slowing of pace as we are currently being advised to […]
Paul Cochrane commented on the post, Who’s really Not Ready? 6 years, 5 months ago
Chemistry is a problem as the draft outlines seem to indicate that N5 has about 30-40% of the current Higher and some new unseen material in it. Entry requirements are suggested as N4 but we are moving straight […]