1. A bit of light reading for the weekend – not. Tony Blair and William Hague have co-endorsed (rather than co-authored, I think) a new report from Blair’s Institute for Global Change, A New National Purpose: Innovation Can Power the Future of Britain https://institute.global/policy/new-national-purpose-innovation-can-power-future-britain PDF of both the whole report and the three-page executive summary below. Give the summary a chance!
2. Another good one on ChatGPT that I’ve ‘borrowed’ from Stephen Downes’s OLDaily, The Problem is Not the AI by Steve Krause http://stevendkrause.com/2023/02/25/the-problem-is-not-the-ai/
3. Simon Borg doesn’t post on his blog so very often, but it’s always worth a read. Here’s his latest, on initial (or pre-service, as we used to call it) teacher education https://simon-borg.co.uk/initial-teacher-education-in-elt/
4. A bit of a niche one, this, for the lexicographers amongst you: The A.S. Hornby Educational Trust is pleased to invite applications for the A.S. Hornby Dictionary Research Awards (ASHDRA) for 2023. Full details in the PDF below; closing date 14th April.
5. And, finally and powerfully, a poem by Elizabeth Bishop that I’d not come across before, In the Waiting Room https://poets.org/poem/waiting-room PDF below as well, just in case.