March 09, 2006

European Award for Languages, 2006

030106_eal06 This time last year I was filling in my lengthy application form for the European Award for Languages. All I can say to my language teaching readers - foreign language and ESL - is that if you run a project in the UK using technology (or not) that is innovative and replicable then get yourself over the CILT site and register.

We won last year and it made such a difference to morale, both in the kids and in the teachers. It brings a real sense of worth to the work you do when often, in the early stages of something new, many cast it off as an 'interesting trial' or 'curious' project (they never think it's worth anything educationally).

Running blogs and podcasts, for myself and for kids, was probably one of the main reasons I got my current job and will probably be the main reason for me getting my next one, too. OK, it's not that simple perhaps, but maybe your project is more innovative than you think...

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Ewan McIntosh is the founder of NoTosh, the no-nonsense company that makes accessible the creative process required to innovate: to find meaningful problems and solve them.

Ewan wrote How To Come Up With Great Ideas and Actually Make Them Happen, a manual that does what is says for education leaders, innovators and people who want to be both.

What does Ewan do?

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School leaders and innovators struggle to make the most of educators' and students' potential. My team at NoTosh cut the time and cost of making significant change in physical spaces, digital and curricular innovation programmes. We work long term to help make that change last, even as educators come and go.

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