Archive for April, 2011

More than Myst!

April 25, 2011

Thinking of Tim Rylands as ‘just the Myst Man’ is a bit like thinking of Heinz as just ketchup!

For those who don’t know him, Tim Rylands has been described as “an extremely gifted and inspirational teacher, with a love of the creative potential of technology and an excellent rapport with his pupils”.  Tim has received a vast amount of press coverage around the world for his innovative use of ICT. Observers have commented on his imaginative and encouraging style of teaching, which allows children to express their creativity and make significant gains in attainment.

He is now much in demand for seminars and conferences around the country, and world!!!! presenting the results of his work in an inspiring, practical and often humorous way.

For a number of years I have watched clips of Tim’s presentations online and followed his blog and early last month I was finally lucky enough to have a chance to see Tim doing his thing live! and it lived up to my expectations!

Tim and Sarah came to my school early on a Tuesday morning last month and by the time they left they had done two brilliant workshops with the children, another workshop in the afternoon to a small group of teachers and a wondrous INSET at the end of the day for all the staff!
You can read his blog post about it here and take a look at the smiles on everyone’s faces!

It was great watching the 1st group asking fabulous questions and  becoming totally immersed in the role play…not something that they are always comfortable doing but Tim was able to guide them at the beginning and they then shone.

The second group were Tim’s from the word go! They are still talking about his famous walking stick and coming up with ideas! The work this group produced was awesome!

At the end of the school day it was the adults turn and it was great watching ALL the adults getting involved…Tim has a gift of not just being able to draw children into his fabulous world but adults as well.

He and Sarah left us all inspired and bursting full of great ideas.

Thank you both for a wonderful day!!

If you are not already following Tim’s blog I highly recommend doing do. I subscribe by email so that I don’t miss any!

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