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5 warning signs of a #LousyTeacher by @TeacherToolkit⤴

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This blog is based on my teaching experience alone. Now, I do not mean to be inflammatory here, as I am fully aware that we need to celebrate teaching and this type of blogpost does nothing to raise morale or status. So, apologies for that in the first instance. We all do what we can … Continue reading

Improving reading speed; therefore, reducing marking time by @TeacherToolkit⤴

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This week, I nodded off at my office desk marking! I know … Shocking! Context: But, allow me to give you some context. After blogging about #ThePinch and explaining to readers, that at this time of the year, teachers are fraught with high-emotions and frayed tempers; fuelled by the subliminal pressures of accountability and performance … Continue reading

#CynosuralAddiction to blogging by @TeacherToolkit⤴

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Are you a person (or blog) that is the centre of attention or admiration? Are you a cynosural-addict? Hashtag: #CynosuralAddiction Okay, I confess … I’m a cynosural-blogger! I am addicted. There, I’ve said it. Context: In October 2013, I wrote about the #GuiltyTeacher in all of us and its popularity proved very resonant with the … Continue reading »

Back-catalogue: #TeacherBlogs⤴

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Happy New Year! As the year 2013 comes to an end, here is a simple snapshot of the 10, most popular reads on my blog. Readership: Continually fascinated by cartography, if you are not blogging using WordPress, you are missing out! I find it compelling to explore the statistical side of blogging and discover what … Continue reading »

#Nurture1314 – my ’13 highlights and ’14 hopes, by @TeacherToolkit⤴

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I take great delight observing grass-root ideas evolve through teacher-blogs. This initial idea by @ChocoTzar kicked off in December 2012 and is appearing to have established itself as an end of year review for many teacher-bloggers. It’s great to welcome so many new teachers to blogging and #Nurture1314.  Here is #Nurture1314 – my ’13 highlights … Continue reading »

How would you lead teaching and learning? #360Review (Part 2 of 6)⤴

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Here, I offer my reflections on my own school leadership. In this post: How would you lead teaching and learning? I pose a series of questions for the reader and offer my very own #360Review. You are reading part 2 of a 6-part series of leadership articles on: ‘How would you lead teaching and learning?’ … Continue reading »

Educational #HighsAndLows of 2013 by @TeacherToolkit⤴

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Over a year ago, I posted my highlights from 2012 and hopes for 2013. Here, I provide for the reader with an overview of my own educational highs and lows over the past 12 months. Highs of 2013: With over 145 online articles on my own website; and with countless tweets and photographs shared to … Continue reading »

I want to be a #SmartAss by @TeacherToolkit⤴

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Marking is a tribulation in the life of every teacher. It is equally, the most constructive tool that a teacher can use to empower students and aid their learning; as well as your own teaching! Here, I outline why ‘I want to be a #SmartAss’. In this short article, I endeavour to provide the reader … 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 »