Twitter the best source of CPD?

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This may seem like a strange way to promote a teaching conference, but bear with me. My main point is, that whilst twitter and teacher run conferences are great, we shouldn’t kid ourselves that they have the largest reach nor that a lack of engagement with them excludes teachers from being the best. Teaching is […]

Teaching IS CPD

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Ever since being part of the 21st Century Learning Alliance Fellowship back in 2010, I’ve been inspired by Sir Tim Brighouse’s words around teachers talking to teaching.  Low cost, high impact. This has led me to develop the concept of campfire culture and start getting together TeachMeet Solutions.  At the moment, I’m completing my CPD log […]

Fieldwork in geography: responding to the 2016 GCSE Geography spec

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I’m certain that very few people have failed to notice that GCSEs are changing.  In terms of Geography, the biggest challenge that many face is the changes to fieldwork. During the Year of Fieldwork, we see the most distinctive part of the subject reduce from 25% to 15% and from Controlled Assessment to and examination […]

Reflections on CPD and education fashions

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I’ve just finished Teacher Proof and enjoyed Tom Bennett’s writing and his points. Indeed, I recommend it to any teacher, especially those about to start out on classroom adventures for the first time.  The book aligns with my belief that teachers should never stop learning and engage with educational research (by which I mean reading […]