This year I am investigating Performance Related Pay (PRP) and Performance Management (PM) in education. How PRP and PM impacts on staff trust, morale and motivation in education. I am also investigating alternative models / cycles of performance appraisal as one component of school improvement and professional development.Second, the use of remote classroom observations solely as a tool for professional development. Not forgetting, I am teaching Maths, for the first time in my career.
We are continuing our work with QLA and @dataeducators excellent Exam Feedback Tool, however we are moving our focus to leading teaching, exploring group variations and signposting opportunities for teacher collaboration. For more information search the tag #EFT. This work combines with an interest in diagnostic questions (MCQs) and I continue to work with QuickKey, on how we can best use diagnostic questions (MCQs) and mobile app scanning in teaching and learning.
We are all educational magpies aren’t we? Last year the Teaching and Learning team encouraged our Executive Principal to turnover the Wednesday briefing to a Teaching and Learning briefing. There has been a range of applications; our VP sharing positive feedback examples, staff showcasing ideas or strategies, our Director of Inclusion sharing pupil updates, small group discussions, .... Read more and bookmark.
The unit practice paper certainly presented the pupils with a serious challenge. Many of the pupils found understanding / decoding the actual question more difficult then maths required to solve it. As their teacher, I learnt that “decoding questions” is a skill I should allocate more time to in future units (incidentally, we have already targeted pupils who need support with .... Read more and bookmark.
I am sitting on my own in front the television in the living room. My laptop settled upon a cushion. I am spring cleaning today’s emails. The news reporter’s voice is clear, but his words are at the back of my consciousness. My wife is in the dining room. She is working. The voices talk of remembrance… highlight the names of the British victims… the .... Read more and bookmark.
Les limites existent seulement dans l’esprit de ceux qui ne savent pas rêver. – Phillipe Petit What did I know of Helena Marsh? Very little, if I am honest. Very little beyond the impression I made of her based on her Twitter persona (hardly definite). I wasn’t even sure how to pronounce “Helena” until I heard her pronounce it. So here is an opportunity to .... Read more and bookmark.