22 May 2014

Can I be that little bit better at…improving the quality of students writing in my lessons?

Edssential article from @davidfawcett27 : Last month I wrote a guest blog post for Subject Support (which can be found here). It looked at ways that as a PE teacher I can improve the quality of students written work in theory lessons. Since then I have had a number of very...
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22 May 2014

Responsive Questioning

Edssential article from @atharby : Before Christmas I wrote about teacher responsiveness and differentiation – here. Since then I have been considering the importance of responsive questioning, of how we respond to the unpredictable – and sometimes downright bizarre! – verbal...
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22 May 2014

Leadership – a transferable skill?

Edssential article from @StuartLock : The All Blacks, New Zealand’s national rugby union team, are arguably the most successful sports team in the world. They have achieved sustained success over a number of years. Their standards are world-class. I recently read the ...
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22 May 2014

Edu-Quote: Ron Berger on the ‘Crisis in Education’ #2

Edssential article from @HuntingEnglish : If you don’t know about Ron Berger’s ‘Austin’s Butterfly’ you really should. I am writing a series of short posts that quote directly from educators who have inspired my thinking about education and more. Here is the first edu-quote for...
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05 May 2014

Perfect Practice Makes Perfect

Edssential article from @shaun_allison : Over the weekend, I came across this video of a 3 year old American lad called Titus, doing some pretty impressive stuff with a basketball hoop: Now, many people would describe this as ‘natural talent’.  However, anyone who has readMatthew...
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05 May 2014

Dealing with Day-to-day Differentiation

Edssential article from @headguruteacher : This week I ran a session on differentiation with our NQTs. I felt it was a good, open session where we could all share some ideas and describe the challenges that we face in meeting the learning needs of all of our students.   The fact...
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