Thank you for calling by. I am Steve Padget, an independent writer, teacher, teacher trainer and consultant based in the northwest of the UK.
For years now I have had the privilege of working with learners of all ages in all kinds of settings. This experience has served to confirm my belief in the power of language in learning and the ways in which creative classroom approaches support this.
The Power of Language
Language is learning. It is not only how we express our learning, but it is language that enables us to construct that learning. Creative learning approaches are those that recognise and harness the power of language.
Creativity and Critical Thinking
Having spent over thirty years as a secondary English teacher and over ten years working with trainee teachers my interests continue to widen. I now write on issues to do with creativity and critical thinking and how an understanding of these two interrelated concepts impacts upon the practice in a modern classroom.
The Constructivist Classroom
When learners use language in a social setting they are constructing their own meaning and benefiting from the synergy that can come from the shared experience.
There are links in this site to a variety of methodologies that promote the effective and powerful use of collaborative and cooperative learning.
Lighthouse Professional Development
Archbishop Blanch High School, Liverpool
Alsop High School, Liverpool
Holly Lodge High School, Liverpool
Merseyside and Cheshire Graduate Teacher Programme
Merseyside, Cheshire and Greater Manchester Teacher Training Consortium
Sir Thomas Boteler High School, Warrington
Cardinal Newman High School, Warrington
The Hanson School, Bradford
North Liverpool Academy, Liverpool
Matthew Moss High School, Rochdale
Winstanley Sixth Form College, Wigan
Childwall Sports College, Liverpool
St. Mary's Primary School, Lowton
Burnley and Pendle LA
East Cleveland EAZ
North Tyneside LA
Liverpool Hope University
English Martyrs Primary School, Litherland
St. Michael in the Hamlet Primary School, Liverpool
St. Francis Xavier's College, Liverpool
Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust
Fort Pitt Grammar School, Chatham
South Liverpool Learning Network
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