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Category: Good to Outstanding

How to be Good, and how to move on to Outstanding teaching practice.

Starter Activities.

“It’s a coursework lesson, I want them to come in and get on with their coursework, they have no time to be doing anything else.” I’ve said it, back when […]

TeachMeet Bedford (Fee CPD)

TeachMeet I’m a huge fan of teachers sharing ideas, the best career development always seems to happen when just see something or hear something that sparks an idea off. That’s […]

Seating plans…Classroom Management

Do you create seating plans for your students? If not, why not? I’ll admit I haven’t always used seating plans, but this year I’m already finding them useful! Why use […]

Stamp crazy! (AFL)

I mentioned in a previous post that I attended an ‘Outstanding Teaching’ course before the summer break, it was a fab course, really inspired me to re-examine how I go […]

Better questioning

Questioning; my question to empower students I really want my students to have stronger questioning skills, I think that by giving them practice at answering better questions and generating better […]

Improving Questioning

Bloom’s Taxonomy A standard in educational training and continued classroom practice. Everyone should know it and be aware of the impact good questioning technique can have with a class. But […]

Raising Achievement

I read this somewhere, an Academy school showcasing one of its initiatives which it felt had greatly contributed to the rise in achievement at GCSE. I’ve created the idea in […]

Planning for all…

Earlier is week I tweeted this (above) picture, which seemed to get a few RTs and favourites, It was the opening of a weeks worth of thinking (in those quiet […]

AFL with Google Docs

Through my relationship with the Cambridge University SUPER project I had some lovely visitors in my lesson today. The class I had are my Google Docs test subjects (they do […]

Lesson planning as a team

Lesson planning, divides opinion, is it an out of date activity to write out pages of plans for one lesson? Are sound resources and detailed schemes of work more workable […]

Collaboration

Collaboration has always been key to teaching and learning, we want learner to have collaborative skills, and we need good teacher to work collaboratively to improve teaching and learning practices. […]

Progress, the key to outstanding?

It’s the start of a new academic year, and the key word at the start is ‘Progress’. Defining it Highlighting it Measuring it Reflecting on it It’s something many teacher […]