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#BeyondLessonGrades by @TeacherToolkit and @LeadingLearner⤴

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It may be that 2014 will be seen as a pivotal year in changing how we judge the quality of teaching.  The move from grading individual lessons to viewing teaching, students’ work and progress over time and in a more sophisticated way has only just begun.  If we are serious about having a world-class education … Okumaya devam et

#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

Auld Lang Syne #OfstedStyle by @TeacherToolkit⤴

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This is a short and alternative take on the classic song, ‘Auld Lang Syne’. The context for this song, is a seasonal-twist to banish Ofsted forever; and to make a taunting-plea that the watchdog is also judged, as we are too. There is a featured performance by headteacher @RachelOrr. Before reading on, click play below … 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 »

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 #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 #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 »

100 Ideas: My book journey by @TeacherToolkit⤴

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100 Ideas for Secondary Teachers: Outstanding Lessons brings together over 20 years’ experience of classroom teaching and aims to equip all secondary teachers with a toolkit of approaches that can easily be deep-rooted to the back of your brain; clumsily glued to the back of your teacher-planner, or fixed proudly to your classroom wall! Where … Continue reading »

The #5MinBehaviourPlan by @LeadingLearner and @TeacherToolkit⤴

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The #5MinBehaviourPlan has been developed to help address the frustration that many teachers and staff, who work in schools, have with low-level disruption.  The background thinking and some more details to help you implement the #5MinBehaviourPlan can be found in the blog post, “Getting Behaviour Right: Research Plus Experience” by @LeadingLearner. The plan focuses on rules, … Continue reading »