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Workload Reduction Made Simple

In a nutshell this is all you need to know about workload reduction. An interesting conversation I’ve had with many teachers has been with regards to when they end projects … Continue reading

June 24, 2019 · 3 Comments

How to Build an Effective School Improvement Specification

I’m often surprised by how senior leadership teams in schools begin a new project directly at the implementation phase. Bang! No prior consultations, no marshalling of internal resources to put … Continue reading

May 3, 2019 · Leave a comment

Time Management Choices

We sometimes constrain the effectiveness of our action by adopting particular strategies for managing our workload. If we fail to work systematically we are exacerbating our stress levels and reducing … Continue reading

April 19, 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 Stress-Buster

As the old Polish saying goes… “Not my circus, not my monkeys!” This useful template gives you a format to prevent your own burn out by making you focus on … Continue reading

June 8, 2018 · Leave a comment

Lean Processes in Learning

Lean processes, meaning achieving your desired outcome with minimal or no wastage, have been applied in manufacturing processes for some time. You can see it in automotive and aeronautical engineering … Continue reading

July 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

WAIT – Self and Group Discipline in Meetings

We’ve all been in those interminable meetings which drift off agenda and have irrelevant contributions. This chart might be a way forward to use time more effectively… The full rticle … Continue reading

March 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

What Doesn’t Work – Literacy Practices We Should Abandon | Edutopia

Literacy strategies that waste instructional time include looking up words on lists, prizes for reading, weekly spelling tests, unsupported independent reading, and denial of recess. The number one concern that … Continue reading

September 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

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