Author Archives: @TeacherToolkit

Progress over time #POTteaching: by @TeacherToolkit⤴

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These are notes have been shared with our (G2O) Good to Outstanding group. We have asked ourselves at leadership; as well as with our G2O group, what is ‘progress over time‘? Baffled? What is it? Why does it matter? How can you evidence it? How can you observe it? Our next stage is to take … Continue reading »

Progress over time #POTteaching: by @TeacherToolkit⤴

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These are notes have been shared with our (G2O) Good to Outstanding group. We have asked ourselves at leadership; as well as with our G2O group, what is ‘progress over time‘? Baffled? What is it? Why does it matter? How can you evidence it? How can you observe it? Our next stage is to take … Continue reading »

#BookLooks and Mantras: The Ugly Truth by @TeacherToolkit⤴

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I am writing to offer an update, regarding what we have managed to achieve this term and what impact this is having on raising standards of teaching and learning. In early September 2013, I wrote here about why we were “placing #LearningWalks in Room 101“. I wrote about many other things too, but I aim … Continue reading »

Inspirational Leadership of Teaching and Learning for @PiXLClub #PiXL13 by @TeacherToolkit⤴

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On Monday 2nd December, I attended the first ever PiXL (Partners in Excellence club) National Conference 2013 at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference centre in Westminster, London. I was invited to present. Venue! Context: The context of my presentation, was to share our school journey, elaborate on the fusion between blogging, social media and school … Continue reading »

OECD: Programme for International Student Assessment (Pisa) by @TeacherToolkit⤴

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If you are not familiar with the Paris-based (OECD) Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. I hope I can help you get to grips with the basics. Here is my summary in order to understand the (PISA) Programme for International Student Assessment. The following sentence is taking from the Pisa in Focus report from 2013. “So … Continue reading »

Outstanding #ReflectionQs by @TeacherToolkit⤴

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Reflection: which of the Ofsted criteria do you need to focus on? Subject knowledge Teaching? Assessment? Behaviour and attitudes to learning? Homework? and Measuring progress? Preparation: As I was preparing for my @PiXLClub presentation last night, I was digging through all my countless documents and re-discovered a few hidden gems. This prompted me to tweet … Continue reading »

EduBlog Award Nominations 2013 by @TeacherToolkit #Eddies13⤴

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I originally listed my top educational blogs here, and have had a good think about my selection for ‘The Educational Blog Awards’ of 2013. In time for the deadline, my nominations are: Nominations by @TeacherToolkit: Best individual blog – @HeadGuruTeacher by Tom Sherrington Best group blog – #BlogSync, by @Eductronic_Net aka @Christopher Waugh Best new … Continue reading »

What is your number one #TeachingAsset? by @TeacherToolkit⤴

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What is your number one asset for teaching ‘Outstanding’ lessons in your classroom? Context: In this post, I hope to provide you with how to overcome a very popular teaching ailment in the classroom. Arming you with some very simple, non-verbal strategies that every teacher can deploy. Ideas that could prove so useful, that you … Continue reading »

#GoalPostShifters by @TeacherToolkit for @SLTCamp #SLTCamp⤴

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I have read many recent blogs, regarding what the Ofsted handbook says; I have even written one myself. I’ve read others concerning leadership of teaching and learning; lesson judgements; the national curriculum; examinations and early entries. As such, with ever changing goalposts and a myriad of opinions on Twitter, here is my small contribution to … Continue reading »

@TESResources response to: #Vamoose I’m off!⤴

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This is a joint blogpost by Ross Morrison McGill (@TeacherToolkit) and Jim Knight (@JimPKnight). Jim is an advisor on education to The TES and others, and is a former schools minister in the House of Lords. This information is an outcome from @TeacherToolkit posting ‘#Vamoose: I’m off!‘ information on his blog in September 2013. Ross: … Continue reading »