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The cerebral life of schools

Much has been written about this weekend’s glittering, sweltering ResearchED conference. It is not my purpose to describe the day in detail; rather …

Are outstanding lessons ‘often innovative’?

Have you ever produced a new teaching resource even though you have something that would do well enough in the file? Or conversely faced your class …

GCSE Outcomes and Transition Matrices: A data tool every teacher can use.

As most people recognise, when evaluating the degree of success in a set of GCSE outcomes we need some sense of the baseline before we start making …

Embracing expansive approaches to the use of lesson observation

In last summer’s issue of CPD Matters I discussed the topic of graded lesson observations in further education and argued that the continued emphasis …

The 18 things that great principals do differently

Being the head of a school is about leadership, obviously. And empowerment, that too. And vision – mustn’t forget that. And having a great team, …

Teaching for independence: thinking, memory & mastery - David Didau

Truth gains more even by the errors of one who, with due study and preparation, thinks for himself, than by the true opinions of those who only hold …

Pedagogy

Teacher wellbeing: how to mentally prepare for a new school year

You may be feeling zen now but for many teachers the start of term is like an onslaught. To help you get ready for a new school year, psychologist Gail Kinman offers advice on how to prepare and how to maintain a healthy work-life balance.<p>Your employer has a legal and moral duty of care so, if you …

A self-improving school system: towards maturity

A look at the progress that has been made towards a self-improving school system since 2010.<p>Published 1 October 2012<p>From:National College for …

Marginal Learning Gains

How Many English Words Do You Actually Know?

1<p>Next<p>www.pouted.com<p>www.pouted.com<p>Brontide<p>x<p>thegalaxytoday.com<p>thegalaxytoday.com<p>Definition: A naturally occurring, low rumbling sound akin to distant …

Becoming a growth mindset school

The idea of becoming a growth mindset school has been over a year in the making. Our Headteacher bought each member of SLT a copy of <i>Mindset</i> for …

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About AGS Inspire

AGS Inspire is the inspirational professional development programme at Acklam Grange School. We believe in delivering a highly bespoke and …

Education Technology

Can I be that little bit better at ......using methods to make feedbackstick?

In my previous post I looked at reasons why feedback might not stick. It focused on whether it was the way in which we as teachers approached it, or …

In Support of SLT and ‘Outstanding’

This week on twitter I have read several posts and tweets containing sweeping generalisations about SLT. Twitter is on fire with its condemnation of …

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First Hundred Days of Headship

A number of years ago I was asked to write a piece on my first hundred days of headship. It was a great opportunity to reflect on my well meaning …

Coaching for teaching and learning: a practical guide for schools

A guide for schools planning to develop coaching practice to improve teaching and learning.<p>Published 1 July 2010<p>From:National College for Teaching …

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Inspire Thoughtful Creative Writing Through Art

The room got quiet as everyone stared intently at the painting. I looked closely at it. "What ship?" I responded. The young girl walked up to the …

Back to School Part 4: Planning - David Didau

<i>This series of #backtoschool blogs summarises much of my thinking as it’s developed over the past few years and is aimed at new or recently qualified</i> …

Teaching

Expertise + teamwork + career commitment - the recipe for improving teaching - Teacher Development Trust

By admin On Friday, June 08 th, 2012 · no Comments · In Advice<p><i>The most successful schools around the world have a remarkably consistent approach to</i> …

Teaching

Session 16 – Does APP work? What other formative assessment tools do you use? Do they work?

Ten things I’ve become sure of since being an NQT

It’s been a fair while since I took my first step into a classroom knowing that I would be paid for the pleasure. Over that time I’ve got better at …

Secret Teacher on pack mentality: fail and colleagues will leave you behind

My personal worth is tied to my students’ results. It affects everything from who I eat lunch with to who sits next to me in meetings. The “chair test” is quite a good indicator of whether you are held in high esteem by colleagues. Most of our school staff enter a room, look around, make a quick …