We are continuing our work with QLA and @dataeducators excellent Exam Feedback Tool #EFT. This work combines with an interest in diagnostic questions (MCQs) and I continue to work with QuickKey,. Not forgetting, I putting this work into practice and teaching Maths, for the first time in my career.
A new line for leadership enquiry for the second half of the year is how school leaders develop cultural capital, through promoting a values and virtues based education #vbe.
There is a time for thinking and a time for doing. We have been learning and thinking a lot about values, virtues, character, badges and Diplomas. Now we are moving towards the doing. With the support of Alex Pearce we have taken our Office365 deployment and built a simple Diploma framework. All our students a provisioned (auto-enrolled) and assigned to their tutor groups. All tutors have .... Read more and bookmark.
Teaching Maths this year has demanded that I develop my knowledge and my craft, encouraged me re-evaluate my thinking on assessment (progress, performance and interleaving) as well as increasing my appreciation of my colleagues. Not being a subject specialist has it’s obvious limitations, I know I am missing the maths sparkle, how much am I missing? Teaching Maths has really .... Read more and bookmark.
It is been a while – but then again, I’ve been busy. Senior leader responsibilities take up the lion’s share of my work time, however teaching Maths has been a real highlight for me, with a fair few frustrations too through in there too. With more concrete knowledge / assessment in Maths than in English or PE, I have been tripped up on more than one or two occasions. .... Read more and bookmark.
Whatever happened to December? January for that matter? Sadly, I missed out a posting for our fourth unit, Angles and 2D Shapes. I also included an opportunity for “open class learning.” That is, using the feedback from the practice papers, an opportunity for students to direct their own learning. To questions or topics they identified they could improve. More on that .... Read more and bookmark.