Archive for the ‘CPD’ Category

This one is for all the Mathematicians!! The answer to creating the “The Perfect Maths Lesson”! —

Guestblogger: @IanLoynd A Perfect Maths Lesson Teachers have the most important job in the world. At a time when expectations and accountability are at an all-time high, delivering excellence in the classroom has never been more difficult. And this is true no more so than for maths teachers. Maligned in the press for poor international performance [...]

Have you read the brief history of the magic of the “Mathematics Apprenticeship”? —

Guestblogger: @gareth_metcalfe A few years ago I had a year 6 class which included some very able, enthusiastic and strong-willed learners (the best kind!). They would engage well in maths, unquestionably making great progress and always thriving on challenge. However, I had started to sense that the maths curriculum they were experiencing was missing something. I [...]

Have you seen the top 5 steps to improved leadership and successful learning conversations? —

Guestblogger: @signpostcoach Using the coaching model to prepare teachers for leadership roles and conversations 1. Using the wheel of life approach to identify key leadership skills and practises. Identifying 8 areas of leadership one for each quadrant on the wheel and dividing each quadrant according to how successful you feel in that area. 2. Identifying personal [...]

What is the Accelerated Learning Cycle in Teaching Learning? Finally a Summary of ALC! —

The Accelerated Learning Cycle is based on the work of Alastair Smith and ALITE, amongst other educational professionals. It stems from the idea of a supportive and challenging learning environment. The cycle has active engagement through multi-sensory learning, encourages the demonstrating understanding of learning in a variety of ways and the consolidation of knowing. This [...]

How do I work effectively with my Teaching Learning Support Assistant in the classroom? #classroomteam —

Making sure that you work effectively with your Teacher Assistant  or Learning Support Assistant is paramount to success in the classroom. There are many things to consider when planning and delivering a lesson that involves support. Building a good relationship with your teaching assistant and making them feel part of your team of delivering learning [...]