5th January 2017

In the Zone 2017

It sounds like the teaching staff at Sandringham School had a blast at their two-day start of term CPD event In the Zone!

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5th January 2017

Teacher Talk Videos

I am really looking forward to watching a new series of Teacher Talk videos produced by the staff at Durrington High School in Worthing.

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My erstwhile colleague Roger Loxley has produced a superb blog reflecting on his Xmas reading of Doug Lemov's Teach like a Champion. This is highly recommended as a pot boiler for the new term.

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Tom Bennett offers some sage advice here on the advantages of reinforcing our expectations of student behaviour in the schoolroom as a new year comes into focus.

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A hat tip to Russell Earnshaw for suggesting this blog from Kelly Crow, the Wired Educator. He suggests 21 ways to enhance and enrich your work as a teacher over the coming year. There is a...

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John Tomsett, Headmaster at Huntingdon School in York has a new book out early in the New Year.

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A huge thank you to all who attended our webinar on the resource called 'The Saboteur'.

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A huge thank you to all who attended of our webinar on the resource called 'Cowboy Shootout'. If you missed the session, we introduced the activity and showed the attendees how to use the...

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Many teachers will have read the work of Sir Ken Robinson on education and creativity; discussion of that topic has been in the news headlines again over the half term break, with a widely shared...

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Here is a little half term reading! Tom Sherrington offers some sage advice for teachers of all experiences with a well-judged blog on 10 Teaching Pitfalls. Even after nearly 30 years at the...

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Here's a short, one-sided student-friendly assessment grid to help Level 3 Extended Project students assess the quality of their literature review. All they need to do is simply circle a mark from...

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I've received lots of queries from the tutor2u teacher community in recent weeks in relation to how exam boards intend to award the A* grade for the new, reformed A level, given the demise of the...

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Following my webinar earlier this week on preparing students for synoptic/linear exams, I've received lots of questions from teachers about software they could use to set up their own self-marking...

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Initial reaction: Omg this looks like so much planning! There aren’t enough hours in the day I love / hate my classes What’s the protocol for tea/coffee/fridge? I can’t believe the future of these...

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It might sound completely barmy planning to do cryptic crosswords with your students - but I remember one of my teachers at secondary school doing just that, and we LOVED it! Why? They give a great...

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Many teenagers are engaged in online communities through social media, and we certainly hear mutterings in the press about lack of social engagement from young people. Engaging with the community...

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After last week's successful blog series on getting to know your students, I've decided that this week's mini-series will focus on teaching strategies that can help to develop transferable / wider...

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This is the final post in the mini-series of blog posts on getting to know your students, and is all about their name! Ideally you ask students to complete the research part of this task as part of...

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I saw this technique being used in a counselling group and it definitely pinged my teacher-radar. All you need is a group of students and a ball of wool/string.

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8th September 2016

A Philosophical Point

The recent discussion on this blog got me thinking about the advice to get to know our students. I have been teaching for more than 20 years, in UK state schools and international schools in five...

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