Tag Archives: Television

Tales in and out of school

We’ve recently added to stock two very different DVD compilations looking at young people and schooling in Britain. Featuring films from the 1950s and early 1960s by John Krish, ‘A day in the life’ takes a classic documentary view, while … Continue reading

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TV clips

While some of us have been getting into ‘Educating Essex’, it seems with the start of a new year interest in ‘The Classroom Experiment’ has been renewed. We have loan copies in our Off-Air Collection, but for a flavour of … Continue reading

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Reel history of Britain

Melvyn Bragg and the mobile cinema have rambled through a selection of topics so far in the BBC2 series, but next week the focus turns to education with a look at Britain’s secondary modern schools. On Friday 23rd September (18.30-19.00 … Continue reading

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Teachers TV website closes 29th April 2011

Last week I had hoped that the termination of the contract for Teachers TV (TTV) by the Department for Education (DFE) would lead to an orderly hand-over of material available on the TTV website. Unfortunately the situation today is less clear, with statements from … Continue reading

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Teachers TV – is no news good news?

No news yet on the negotiations between Teachers’ TV (TTV) and the Department for Education about the continued availability of the TTV material after the end of April. The Department terminated the TTV contract, due to run until 2013, as … Continue reading

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Video in teacher training

In a recent Teachers TV breakfast seminar, lead by Dylan Wiliam, a group of headteachers and organisations involved in supporting professional development talked about the challenges facing the sector in continuing to raise teacher quality – both in initial teacher … Continue reading

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“It was worth it…”

That at least was the verdict from an ex-member of 8HJ at Hertswood School as quoted in the school’s newsletter when asked about Professor Dylan Wiliam’s Classroom Experiment. The two-part programme was broadcast this week on BBC2, and is now … Continue reading

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