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Lesson Observations Unchained. A New Dawn.

Lesson Observations Unchained. A New Dawn. | Learning & Teaching | Scoop.it
This is a short reflection on the massive difference it makes when you stop grading lessons.  I've embarked on the process of observing all of my teachers in my new school. Wow - what a privilege t...
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The Problem with Growth Mindset - HuntingEnglish

The Problem with Growth Mindset - HuntingEnglish | Learning & Teaching | Scoop.it
  I was brought up by my family to believe that you got your just rewards for working hard. It is a belief that...
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#FormativeLessonObs by @TeacherToolkit and @LeadingLearner

#FormativeLessonObs by @TeacherToolkit and @LeadingLearner | Learning & Teaching | Scoop.it
The world of lesson observation is evolving and changing for the better.  Over the last six months, we have seen a move to judging the quality of teaching rather than grading individual lessons and...
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Getting it right: The value of observations by @TeacherToolkit (Part 2/2)

Getting it right: The value of observations by @TeacherToolkit (Part 2/2) | Learning & Teaching | Scoop.it
In April 2014, I raised "The importance of observations and 'Getting It Right' (Part 1)" and highlighted the open versus closed process of “Stepping away from observational judgements and how you c...
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Practise the process to boost GCSE performance - Education - TES News

Practise the process to boost GCSE performance - Education - TES News | Learning & Teaching | Scoop.it
Breaking education news about schools and further education. Find leading opinion, podcasts, comment and analysis on education from TES News
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Continuous professional development: teachers teaching teachers

Continuous professional development: teachers teaching teachers | Learning & Teaching | Scoop.it
Assistant vice principal, Peter Lee, explains how he spiced up best practice exchanges in his school by asking different departments teach each other a lesson
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Where do observations go from here? - Blog - IRIS Connect

Where do observations go from here? - Blog - IRIS Connect | Learning & Teaching | Scoop.it
Discover what Ross Morrison McGill (@TeacherToolkit) thinks we need to do to support teachers in the absence of lesson observation grades
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RIP whole school CPD

RIP whole school CPD | Learning & Teaching | Scoop.it
Most teachers have sat in a hall, all together and been talked 'at' regarding a whole school priority. The thing that the latest Ofsted report said we should focus on: 'boys', 'differentiation' or ...
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Visible Learning visualized in a beautiful infographic - VISIBLE LEARNING

Visible Learning visualized in a beautiful infographic - VISIBLE LEARNING | Learning & Teaching | Scoop.it
Terry Burr designed that beautiful educational infographic for Osiris Educational and Visible Learning Plus. The infographic is based on data from John Hattie’s research and the work of the Visible Learning Plus team.
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The #UglyTruth revisited: Marking; monitoring and progress by @TeacherToolkit

The #UglyTruth revisited: Marking; monitoring and progress by @TeacherToolkit | Learning & Teaching | Scoop.it
In this blog, I aim to show how a department can evolve throughout the academic year; given our recent focus on departmental and whole-school, book-monitoring. The evidence is clear ... Teachers mu...
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Chasing our tails - is AfL all it's cracked up to be? - David Didau: The Learning Spy

Chasing our tails - is AfL all it's cracked up to be? - David Didau: The Learning Spy | Learning & Teaching | Scoop.it
Is it blasphemous to doubt the efficacy of AfL? While purists might argue that it’s ‘just good teaching’, we teach in a world where formative assessment has become dogma and where feedback is king.
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Sample Questions for 360 Reviews

Sample Questions for 360 Reviews | Learning & Teaching | Scoop.it
Need a structure for your 360 review process? You need to organize the manner in which you receive feedback. These sample questions will help.
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Our quick guide to literacy research for teachers

Our quick guide to literacy research for teachers | Learning & Teaching | Scoop.it
To mark World Book Day, we've explained some of the key pieces of research on literacy from the last decade in a nutshell
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Power to the People by @TeacherToolkit

Power to the People by @TeacherToolkit | Learning & Teaching | Scoop.it
This week, as part of our weekly training sessions for all staff, we launched our CPD action research for staff. The intention is that once a month, teaching staff will gather to discuss action res...
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How can headteachers and leaders promote staff wellbeing?

How can headteachers and leaders promote staff wellbeing? | Learning & Teaching | Scoop.it
Praising colleagues, offering free flu jabs and never forgetting the power of saying thanks can make a huge difference
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Getting it right: The importance of observations by @TeacherToolkit (Part 1/2)

Getting it right: The importance of observations by @TeacherToolkit (Part 1/2) | Learning & Teaching | Scoop.it
The role of observations over the last few weeks, if not months, has debated the purpose of observations; the place - if any - for 20 minute observations; progress over time; one-off, snapshot judg...
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GCSE grade system shake-up: what teachers need to know

GCSE grade system shake-up: what teachers need to know | Learning & Teaching | Scoop.it
From 2017, students' GCSEs will be marked numerically from nine down to one. But how will these grades correspond to the current A*-G system?
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Stepping away from observational judgements by @TeacherTookit

Stepping away from observational judgements by @TeacherTookit | Learning & Teaching | Scoop.it
Conundrum: If we are to truly move away from (one-off) lesson observation judgements - particularly, on teachers of individual lessons - then we must make a start and stop making judgements on teac...
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Lesson observations, lesson study & doing it for ourselves - Mark Anderson's Blog

Lesson observations, lesson study & doing it for ourselves - Mark Anderson's Blog | Learning & Teaching | Scoop.it
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Still grading lessons? A triumph of experience over hope - David Didau: The Learning Spy

Still grading lessons? A triumph of experience over hope - David Didau: The Learning Spy | Learning & Teaching | Scoop.it
Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper. Francis Bacon To paraphrase Rob Coe’s seminal research, yesterday’s National Teacher Enquiry Network (NTEN) conference at KEGS in Chelmsford was a triumph of experience over hope.
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Why AfL might be wrong, and what to do about it - David Didau: The Learning Spy

Why AfL might be wrong, and what to do about it - David Didau: The Learning Spy | Learning & Teaching | Scoop.it
Some cows are so sacred that any criticism of them is fraught with the risk of bumping up against entrenched cognitive bias.
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Is there a place for 360° appraisal in assessing teacher performance? | LKMco, Education and Youth Development

Is there a place for 360° appraisal in assessing teacher performance? | LKMco, Education and Youth Development | Learning & Teaching | Scoop.it
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