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Mathematics – Year 3 – Week 6⤴

from @ The Pedagogy Princess

Unfortunately, this was my last ever lesson with Year 3N and it was devastating to say my goodbyes to them. I was genuinely nearly in tears when they all started clapping and shouting “3 cheers for Miss Whitham, Hip Hip Horray”. I could sob here and now writing this but I won’t I’ll just talk […]

Science Lesson – Year 4 – Week 6⤴

from @ The Pedagogy Princess

Monday’s lesson was my second science lesson within the school and I am really confident that it went well and know that the boys enjoyed it. Unfortunately there was no real opportunity for the teacher to observe me but did give me some informal feedback that was really positive. I think something that I can […]

Science Lesson – Year 3 – Week 4⤴

from @ The Pedagogy Princess

Today’s lesson was with Year 3 and I did a science experiment of sorts, with them all and some teaching about different parts of the plants and the functions of the roots. I was pleased that the lesson went well and that the children engaged with the activities and this seemed to show when I […]

Mathematics Lesson – Year 4 – Week 4⤴

from @ The Pedagogy Princess

Today’s lesson for me was a maths lesson with Year 4. Overall, I am really pleased with how the lesson went and how much the children took away from this lesson. The children are learning about subtraction from decomposition and I chose to teach this in a way of telling a story and then doing […]

Getting it right: The importance of observations by @TeacherToolkit (Part 1/2)⤴

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The role of observations over the last few weeks, if not months, has debated the purpose of observations; the place – if any – for 20 minute observations; progress over time; one-off, snapshot judgements; the purpose of OFSTED and so forth and so forth. Context: What we have been trying to do within our school, … Continue reading

When observations go wrong: #SecretOfsted by @TeacherToolkit⤴

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This is a #SecretOfsted @TeacherToolkit article: A teacher’s experience of Ofsted, in Gloucestershire. Over the past 4 weeks, I have published three articles since the ‘famous-five entered the gates of Ofsted Headquarters. Those Ofsted articles, highlighted several questions for teachers, working in a special school; why lesson feedback can be so divisive?; and a senior-leadership’s … Continue reading

The role of lesson observations by @TeacherToolkit⤴

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If you have been hiding under a rock, you may be unaware, that there is currently a wealth of discussion regarding the validity and future role of lesson observations in England. The Teacher Development Trust and Teach First, hosted a session at TF headquarters on Monday 13th January on this very topic. I was (oddly) excited … Continue reading

Lesson reflection and review by @TeacherToolkit⤴

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Here is my first attempt at sharing personal video-footage with the wider world! I have been inspired to do this after watching headteacher, @JohnTomsett do the same. You can watch John in my visual anatomy of a Great Teacher post. This is not posted as a solution to behaviour management; merely a post for self-reflection … 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 »

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 »