Where are you likely to find the best, most innovative teaching methods? At a conference? In a book? On a blog? Maybe, but how about looking in on the classroom next to yours? According to Andreas Schleicher of PISA, speaking at the Education Innovation Conference in January 2018, the best practices are created in classrooms. The challenge is: how to disseminate it? The solution according to Schleicher is to make it easier for teachers to collaborate with each other. This is where he sees technology performing a really useful service.
In my experience, all these statements are true. Fortunately, there are several ways open to you through which you can pick up useful ideas from colleagues. Here they are.
Terry Freedman is an independent ed tech consultant and freelance writer based in London, England. He publishes the ICT & Computing in Education website.