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7 Traits of Effective Teachers

Thank you to Ross Morrison McGill for sharing this… Demming reconstituted, and why not, teachers are managers of learning, of inspiration and themselves! Advertisements

June 7, 2019 · Leave a comment

17 Teaching Principles of Effective Instruction | TeacherToolkit

Thanks to Ross Morrison McGill’s powerful Teacher Toolkit site for republishing this document which first appeared in the American Educator in 2012, and providing a commentary to go with it. … Continue reading

April 3, 2019 · Leave a comment

Condensed Lesson Planning

Ross Morrison McGill from Teacher Toolkit condenses twenty years of research on effective lesson planning into an A4 sheet… well worth the effort Ross! This single sheet is probably the … Continue reading

March 29, 2019 · Leave a comment

7 Deadly School Sins | TeacherToolkit

  I was amazed in the course of my school career about how much time was spent in busy work. Things which were done without question, and with little effectiveness. … Continue reading

February 13, 2019 · Leave a comment

INSET Days and How Not to do them!

The start of a new term means there is likely to be an INSET day in the offing… Ross Morrison McGill wrote this article that got me thinking about the … Continue reading

January 4, 2019 · Leave a comment

New Year Resolutions…what to bin to give yourself more creative space

We all start the New Year with strong resolutions in mind. We often find that they don’t last the first week back at school! Ross Morrison McGill of Teacher Toolkit … Continue reading

January 1, 2019 · Leave a comment

Teacher Dissatisfaction / Student Disillusionment: Causes and Cures

In the UK, and I sense in the US and Australia, there is growing dissatisfaction among teachers regarding what governments and leaders are asking them to focus upon. Much of … Continue reading

December 3, 2018 · Leave a comment

Educational False Starts and Heutagogy

I am as prone as the next teacher to exploring new approaches to learning, but it could be said that teachers are naïve suckers for an all-encompassing solution to learning. … Continue reading

September 12, 2018 · Leave a comment

Marking… Making a Fresh Start

Marking, done well and in an ipsative way can enhance the quality and pace of learning. Done badly it helps nobody and eats up teacher time outside the classroom. The … Continue reading

September 7, 2018 · Leave a comment

Some thoughts on ideas to bin for the new academic year!

Thanks to Ross Morrison McGill for these quite refreshing ideas on ideas and practices we could do without in the future… 9 Teaching Ideas to Bin in 2018 | TeacherToolkit

September 3, 2018 · Leave a comment

Educational Fads and Proper Learning

A deliberately provocative heading to this piece… From time to time a new educational fad gains ground. Some are based on sound research, but many are not. The most pernicious I’ve … Continue reading

July 23, 2018 · Leave a comment

UK Educational Think Tanks: Influence and Orientation

Educational policy is shaped by many factors. In the UK the professional teaching body yields seemingly little influence in the shaping of the educational debate and tends to be consulted … Continue reading

November 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

Differentiation: Education For All Abilities | @TeacherToolkit

  How do you differentiate a lesson where you have such a wide range of abilities? Stretching and challenging every ability is possible and differentiation is the key to unlocking … Continue reading

March 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

Educational Change Management for Beginners

I came across this useful little chart for planning a cultural change in an educational environment. It has much to commend it in its scope and simplicity… Source: @TeacherToolkit Blog

August 28, 2015 · Leave a comment
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