Teaching and Learning at Dover

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On creative collaboration

When was the last time you had a really good idea?   And where were you when it happened? Some of my best thinking happens on the treadmill. I feel able to focus on an emerging idea or problem without other thoughts getting in the way when I’m...

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Take note

What do your notes look like?   Think back to the last time you took notes. Perhaps you were in a PL session or meeting, studying for your masters, or preparing for a class? What kind of note taker are you? Are your notes full of doodles, a series of...

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The case for service blogs

In the online world, the humble blog arrived relatively late to the party. The term 'weblog' only emerged in 1997 (WebDesigner Depot), but since then the growth of blogging has been little short of meteoric. There are now over 172 million active websites on the...

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What have pineapples got to do with collaboration?

The sea captains of New England who traded among the Caribbean Islands would return to the colonies with cargoes of spices rum, and tropical fruits. Legend has it that once a captian returned home, it was customary to spear a pineapple on a post at the door, to let friends know of his safe return from sea. The pineapple was an invitation for them to visit, share his food and drink and listen to tales of his voyage.

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Why do we need a home languages programme?

In my first 7 weeks at Dover I have had the good fortune to work with many teams in different parts of the school and it’s been absolutely fascinating. I’m discovering lots of exciting work that is going on, often behind the scenes. I am writing this post, therefore,...

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