Tag Archives: Think about this

If no one is listening, are you still a teacher? by @TomBarwood⤴

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This post answers the 33rd question from my TeacherToolkit Thinking page of Thunks. Thunk 33: If no one is listening, are you still a teacher? by @TomBarwood If no one is listening, are you still a teacher? My problem is not thinking of thunks, but spending too much time doing the opposite. I seem to … 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 »

The #GuiltyTeacher. Guilty as charged! by @TeacherToolkit⤴

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Last week on Educating Yorkshire, we watched Deputy Headteacher Michael Steer develop a serious skin condition whilst at work. Kicking and screaming at the television, Steer delayed the decision to go to hospital. (S1-Ep6: Death Trap) Pressure: Steer has senior responsibilities, that perhaps, prior to the DfE’s ill-timed announcements on examinations, can be considered the … Continue reading »

Where I’ve failed as a teacher by @TeacherToolkit⤴

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This post has been sparked off by Rachel Jones ‏@rlj1981 who blogged on the topic of ‘pontificating about pedagogy’ in July 2013. Her post headline, “Show me the money” was an excellent article; one I wholeheartedly agree with. As a result, I have decided to share her sentiments and elaborate on the mistakes ‘I have … Continue reading »

The true costs of teaching and #CPD training, by @TeacherToolkit⤴

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Do you lead whole-school teacher-training? Attend INSET days? Go on a course out of school? Then consider these CPD costs and effect-sizes (informal) on you and your school. The article by Sam Ellis (ASCL‘s Funding specialist) published in Leader Magazine (December 2012), still resonates with me. So much so, I want to take his article, … Continue reading »