Tag Archives: 5 Minute Series

The #5MinChangePlan by @TeacherToolkit and @ssgill76⤴

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The idea for this particular 5MinPlan came about, when reviewing our school’s behaviour policy. When considering implementing change you need to think carefully if there is the need for change. The change plan is based on the work of Kotter (1996) and Blanchard et al (2009). Charles Darwin stated:  “It is not the strongest of … Continue reading

30 simple questions by @TeacherToolkit⤴

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Are you the kind of teacher, you would want your own children to have? I am in a reflective mood, after being involved in a coaching and mentoring training session this week. I promise to blog about this shortly… In the interim, below is a question (apologies for no credit) I recently read on Twitter, … Continue reading

#5MinResearchPlan by @TeacherToolkit and @LeadingLearner⤴

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The nature of Continuing Professional Development is changing in schools; from the one day course chosen from a booklet or website, to teachers engaging in their own action-research. This research may be undertaken as part of the National Professional Qualification for Senior/Middle Leader, or as part of an extended leadership programme – for example, the … Continue reading

The #5MinAfLPlan by @TeacherToolkit and @PivotalPaul⤴

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Sharpen your classroom practice with The 5 Minute AfL Plan from Ross Morrison McGill (@TeacherToolkit) and Paul Dix (@PivotalPaul). Outstanding Assessment for Learning doesn’t happen by chance. Introduction: Our new 5 Minute Plan addresses the finer points of excellent Assessment for Learning; the refinements that cut to the heart of learning and allow you to … Continue reading »

The #5MinCPDPlan by @TeacherToolkit and @LeadingLearner⤴

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Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and in particular, INSET Days can vary from the sublime, to the downright awful, and often falls somewhere in-between. The “staff costs” for an INSET day in a primary school can easily be £2,000 (10 teachers x £200) and for secondary schools may be as high as £20,000 (100 teachers x … Continue reading »

The #5MinWellBeingPlan by @TeacherToolkit and @LeadingLearner⤴

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Having had to take 2 days off this week for a family emergency, this 5MinPlan template is the perfect anecdote to the very popular post I wrote on The #GuiltyTeacher syndrome in schools. I received countless examples and messages from teachers who have succumbed to school pressure, despite their ailments. The #GuiltyTeacher: You may think it … Continue reading »

The #5MinReview by @TeacherToolkit and @Shaun_Allison⤴

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The new ‘5 Minute Lesson Review’ produced by @TeacherToolkit and @Shaun_Allison, supports and encourages teachers to reflect on their own classroom practice. The template can also be used by a coach or mentor to help tease out reflection.  “Every teacher needs to improve, not because they are not good enough, but because they can get even … Continue reading »

The #5MinCallPlan by @TeacherToolkit and @LeadingLearner⤴

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It’s just after midday, the phone rings and your sixth sense twitches.  You’ve guessed right; an inspector calls. Hopefully you are already well organised with the #5MinOfstedPlan by @LeadingLearner and @TeacherToolkit but the next few hours, whilst not determining the actual outcome of the inspection, will be critical in ensuring a smooth inspection. We hope … Continue reading »

The #5MinResultsAnalysis by @LeadingLearner and @TeacherToolkit⤴

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The beginning of many school years often starts with an analysis of the previous year’s results.  This can be a complex and time-consuming business which can send a number of more “statistically challenged” teachers heading for a darkened room to lie down in.  There is a balance to strike between having enough data to analyse … Continue reading »