Wednesday, 9th June

1. Spotted by my colleague Ann: the publication Grading Goal Four, edited by Antonia Wulff from Education International (who I mentioned a few weeks ago), reviews the progress we’ve made to date towards Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education for all and promote lifelong learning https://brill.com/view/title/57471

PDF of the introductory chapter below, to give you chance to decide if you want to spend your data on downloading the whole book, which you’ll also find a PDF of below.

2. The next OECD webinar, How can education recover from the pandemic effectively and equitably? is at 11:30 UK time on Friday, 11th June. More info and registration here https://meetoecd1.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_nueLX1bdS_K8IocKXROc5w The speakers include Anna Ekström, the Swedish Minister of Education, and Susan Hopgood, the President of the organisation that’s now behaving a bit like a London bus, Education International. (You wait ages for a London bus and then three come along one after the other!)

3. Also on 11th June, at 12:00 UK time, the next Language and Sustainable Development Webinar, with Leketi Makalela & Clarah Dhokotera talking about To know and to be of ubuntu translanguaging: Towards multilingual multilingualism for decoloniality and sustainable development in Africa More info and registration here https://essex-university.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcsceutrTMvG9bXBWy__xJy1t2Q8VmG_hya

I hesitate to translate ‘ubuntu’, so here’s a short video from Mpho Tutu instead https://youtu.be/SMSqZckROfA

4. 10 Reflections from Online Teaching from Tyler Tennant on the HASTAC blog https://www.hastac.org/blogs/tylertennant09/2021/04/19/10-reflections-online-teaching  Tyler’s sixth reflection is one I think I’ve touched on before: Providing video feedback is a handy – and faster – method than providing hand-written or typed feedback.

Here’s more about HASTAC itself https://www.hastac.org/about-hastac

5. And, finally, this week’s phobia is one that must make life difficult if you’re a teacher, glossophobia. But I don’t believe the stat that says 75 % of us suffer from it to a significant degree – a little preparatory nervousness, fine and necessary, but not a phobia!

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