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10 Things Great Leaders Never, Ever Say

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What's more important than what a leader says? What they know not to say.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Stop Teaching - Start Learning

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Do you ever teach a class? By ‘teach’ I mean talk to the whole class to share instruction or discuss content. If the answer is yes, then I would like to examine your aims in doing so. The three com...
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Ten easy ways to demonstrate progress in a lesson

Ten easy ways to demonstrate progress in a lesson | UK School Improvement | Scoop.it
This post is a result of my two minute presentation that I recently gave at the Teachmeet at Acklam Grange School in Middlesbrough. It is one of those things that student teachers ask me all the ti...
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maximisingtheimpactoftas.co.uk

maximisingtheimpactoftas.co.uk | UK School Improvement | Scoop.it
Training and consultancy on the deployment and impact of teaching assistants
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D&T National Curriculum for England 2014

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In the lead up to September 2014 and beyond, the D&T Association will be providing training, adv...
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Invaluable resources for all the design and technology subjects

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9 Core Behaviors Of People Who Positively Impact The World

9 Core Behaviors Of People Who Positively Impact The World | UK School Improvement | Scoop.it
People who positively impact the world demonstrate 9 core behaviors that set them apart.
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Excellent article for school leaders on a coffee break

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Kagan Learning

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Pins about Kagan Learning hand-picked by Pinner JanieandMichael Potter | See more about cooperative learning, professional development and printable cards.
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It's sad when you use social bookmarking to point to social bookmarking but none the less thus is an interesting collection of links to Kagan  learning . 

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50 forward-planning questions by @TeacherToolkit

50 forward-planning questions by @TeacherToolkit | UK School Improvement | Scoop.it
30 simple questions for the teacher, middle leader and senior teacher. You can also find some very useful reflection questions for th...
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questions to ask staff to reflect on in the summer term
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A Perfect team is like a perfect body

A Perfect team is like a perfect body | UK School Improvement | Scoop.it
There are different approaches to management, but all managers share one simple desire. We all want to succeed in what we do. To be successful, manager will require a strong team to rely on. But wh...
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It is the function of the leader to identify and coordinate these team members and make sure they are all pushing the "body" forward in the same and desired direction. 

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Make your 'Marking Policy' a 'Feedback Policy' - HuntingEnglish

Make your 'Marking Policy' a 'Feedback Policy' - HuntingEnglish | UK School Improvement | Scoop.it
Marking workload getting on top of you? Many schools, and departments, have been reflecting about their marking policies ever since OFSTED declared more than...
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Lots of links through to DIRT. 

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Teachit - Revision Central

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Lots of fantastic revision resources to get your teeth into and make revision time a bit more memorable. Many work across subjects.

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Teacher Team-Building Activities

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Teacher Team-Building Activities
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planning to bring staff together in September? Try some of thses on your training days

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NFER what works in School improvement

A paper outlining the importance of a middle tier of school improvement. shimmering between government and the schools. this used to just be the LA but it's now a broad spectrum of organisations and people.
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True Grit

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I like to think of myself as a resilient person. There's not much that upsets me. I have no particular fear of what others say or think about me, my teaching or my books. I can bounce back from kno...
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Resilience is a dangerous word - the school environment and trust levels have to be spot on before we even think of going there...

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Evidence Made Easy(ish)

Evidence Made Easy(ish) | UK School Improvement | Scoop.it
Personally it’s been a genuine concern with the “new” levels of accountability and evidence required in education in recent years that I may have to lose a little sparkle from my lessons in order t...
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Too much teaching 'based on guesswork and hunches' - Telegraph

Too much teaching 'based on guesswork and hunches' - Telegraph | UK School Improvement | Scoop.it
Wellington College becomes one of the first schools in the country to launch its own educational research centre as part of a move designed to overhaul the teaching process
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KS3 Textiles Resource Tasks - National STEM Centre

KS3 Textiles Resource Tasks - National STEM Centre | UK School Improvement | Scoop.it
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Tbh I can't get into these on my iPad but if you are looking for resources to help your textiles department ...get them to look at these! 

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5 ways to support kids who struggle with student-directed learning -

5 ways to support kids who struggle with student-directed learning - | UK School Improvement | Scoop.it
I mentioned in my ten takeaways from #ISTE2014 post that I wanted to write a bit more about some of the problems teachers are encountering with project-based and student-directed learning.
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with links to lots if other best stuff
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A Focused Improvement Cycle

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Via Cindy Riley Klages, Les Howard
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Simple and effective

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kagan_strats-1-sp46vb.pdf

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Try these strategies next year to encourage active, cooperative learning in your school

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50 forward-planning questions by @TeacherToolkit

50 forward-planning questions by @TeacherToolkit | UK School Improvement | Scoop.it
In March 2014, after a coaching and mentoring session, I posted 30 simple questions for the teacher, middle leader and senior teacher. You can also find some very useful reflection questions for th...
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Stepping away from observational judgements by @TeacherTookit

Stepping away from observational judgements by @TeacherTookit | UK School Improvement | 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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An excellent article on moving from summative to formative observations. Lots of top tips for observing, triangulating and feedback.

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The Little Book of Leadership

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Download The Little Book of Leadership The original free ebook from The Leadership Hub.Download your copy today! Free Leadership eBook Takeaway "The job of a leader today is not to create followers. It’s to create more leaders."
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Something to read all at once or page by page and again and again to give you inspiration for leadership for today and tomorrow. Great quick visual read. 

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How to build a winning team - 10 top tips from outstanding school leaders

How to build a winning team - 10 top tips from outstanding school leaders | UK School Improvement | Scoop.it
From plugging skills gaps in your team to identifying and promoting talent, a group of 'outstanding' head teachers reveal how they get top staff into their school
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Quick thoughts on what it take s to build an outstanding team on which to build an outstadning school.

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Interacting with the Interactive Transition Matrices

Interacting with the Interactive Transition Matrices | UK School Improvement | Scoop.it
The 2013 Interactive Transition Matrices are here!This is exciting for me because they form the basis of all our in-school analysis, targets and performance review. Which - if you like - you can re...
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An easy to follow fuide on using transition mateices with ks2 data to gcse for whole school rather than individual target setting.

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