Engaging teachers with research: journal joust

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Share this: 4 Leading professional development, I’ve been wrestling with ways in which to encourage teachers to engage with research that leads to effective practice.  There are a number of barriers to this, such as: lack of time; articles that present from one perspective inaccessible articles that are not written with teachers in mind (this […]

Simple, effective ideas: #geographygems (applicable to other subjects)

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Share this: 4 Since redundancy, it’s been a challenging time. Interesting events have happened and new experiences savoured (if that’s the right word…).  One of the delights was finding out how easy it is to apply for jobs outside of teaching, with a simple one-click LinkedIN bosh the details are wriggled and squeezed in to […]

Research in to practice?

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Share this: 4 One of the new routines that goes with the new job is listening to podcasts as I drive along, around and over the South Downs. With voice recognition, I’m also able to make notes using Evernote and the ‘Hey Siri’ function (all hands free of course). This week, I listened to this […]

Campfire CPD

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Share this: 4 I’ve been playing around with the idea of how to create a culture of Campfire CPD now for a while, both within school and beyond.  Sat within the wider agenda of research informed practice, I do wonder sometimes whether there is a place for teachers talking to teachers about teaching (a phrase […]

Behaviour: it’s about the simple, small things

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Share this: 4 Classroom behaviour is an emotive subject. Effective behaviour management requires long term CPD opportunities for teachers as well as clear, simple whole school systems.  From experience, school induction procedures for staff are often inadequate, especially around getting to grips with school systems. I see supporting and challenging behaviour central to my role […]

#GrowingGrit Assembly

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Share this: 4This week I get to do one of my favourite activities: giving assemblies to over the week to each year group.  It really is a privilege to speak to all of the students and many staff over the week. The theme this week was linked to the #GrowingGrit project and was co delivered […]