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 […]
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 is often because […]
This is here to support my session later today.
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 […]
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 […]
As a PGCE student in 2003, I was introduced to the Staffordshire Learning Network’s geography Forum. It started in 1999, and many of its inhabitants have been blogging for over a decade. This isn’t a story about bashing networks, nor is it the words of a wise old elf wriggling out. I have benefited massively from […]
Pupil Premium from David Rogers Here are the slides to accompany my session this afternoon.
Vision and imagination can get you a long way. These are just some thoughts, not in anyway original, about CPD. What follows is a blend of ideas from Bay House School, TLAB14 and conversations with others. There may be some of me in there too. My view is that effective and well focused CPD is […]
Sometimes, it’s hard to see the answers. Thinking generates more questions. These posts will lay out a problem I’m grappling with and trying to get my head around so don’t expect fully formed thoughts! Lots of people gave me lots of grief about making changes when head of geography and when I led CPD for […]
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 […]