06 Oct 2014

Formative Feedback, Growth Mindset and Grit–putting it together in the classroom

Edssential article from @KristenPhillip3 : The latest buzz words in education: grit, perseverance, resilience, growth mindset.  And, of course, descriptive formative feedback isn’t going away.  Try searching any of those terms in youtube or google and you will get some great...
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05 Oct 2014

Distilling the best out of words

Edssential article from @atharby: After reading Doug Lemov’s Teach Like a Champion this weekend, I got to considering two of the main strategies he advocates: ‘Right is Right’ and ‘Format Matters’. Essentially, ‘Right is Right’ is about holding out for the best answer in...
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05 Oct 2014

LESSON STUDY

Edssential article from @mj_bromley : I’ve created an infographic to accompany this article – download it for free here. At Easter, I wrote an article for Sec Ed magazine about lesson observations. The article was published in June and you can read it here. Since writing it, I’ve...
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05 Oct 2014

My 7 rules for leading when it is hard

Edssential article from @RosMcM: There has never been a time for me when it hasn’t been hard. Towards the end of my first headship, after OFSTED had been extremely complimentary about the turnaround that had taken place and had made some blush-inducing remarks about me, someone...
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