Robert Coe posed the question ‘how will your students learning be different if your learning has been successful’ when talking about effective school CPD. I think that this is a […]
This is going to be quite a long post about feedback- make tea now! Prior to becoming a teacher, feedback was a very familiar term to me in the context […]
Research into both student learning and cognitive science tells us that learning requires repetition. This seems intuitive. But how should repetitions be scheduled? When learning a new concept, should students […]
Why is it that the ‘Oregon Trail’ has stuck in my long-term memory and I’m able to recall it quite easily, whereas things I want (and try) to remember- I can’t? What are the implications of this for learning?
Doug Lemov states that “great teaching is an art” and that “great teachers are are made and not born”. In version 2.0 of Teach Like a Champion, there is a […]
I spent a weekend earlier this month taking an Instructional Coaching course. The trainer took us through their coaching model on the first day and then came to apply this […]
As observers, are we interested in how teachers teach or how students learn? Are we interested in someone’s ability to teach well occasionally (a formal observation) or in his or […]
A useful kick off could be with some of the issues I have with traditional approaches to professional learning. Sweet Shop syndrome. I’m fortunate to work in a part of […]
As a UK trained teacher now working in Asia, I still follow the UK reform agenda with interest (and often despair). The volume and frequency of top-down change is staggering […]
Overview and thoughts on the new secondary school accountability system due for implementation in 2016 in England.