09 Aug 2013

How can schools create a vibrant staff culture?

Edssential article from @joe__kirby : “School leaders must never forget: nothing is more important than your people” Paul Bambrick-Santoyo A speech I heard last year by Dame Sally Coates, headteacher at Burlington Danes Academy, struck me as a great example of striking this...
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02 Aug 2013

Should we use questions to teach? – Part 2

Edssential article from @Kris_Boulton : Yesterday I kicked off a lengthy post on questioning.  Today I conclude it. What we have up to now is an amorphous outpouring of thoughts on questions; time to put some structure on it.  What if we say that questions can be either open or...
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02 Aug 2013

Should we use questions to teach? – Part 1

Edssential article from @Kris_Boulton: I had intended this to be a three part series, however while trying to write the final post today, I realised I had left out an extremely important piece of the puzzle.  In the first post I talked about ‘understanding’, in the seco...
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02 Aug 2013

This Much I Know About…Developing Leadership and Shaping the SLT

Edssential article from @johntomsett : The days of having to time-serve before gaining a leadership post in schools are well gone; if you’re good enough, you’re old enough. I was fortunate to be given the chance to lead even when I was hardly ready; I owe John Morris, Peter...
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