Month: November 2011

BELONG - RESPECT - ASPIRE - ACHIEVE

Why You Students Don’t Do Homework?

I don’t need to do homework, because the teacher already knows the answer. He doesn’t need me. Sent from my iPhone


30 Nov ’11 0

SSAT NC11

Another year, another #NC11 Dylan Wiliams workshops and I can not recall a workshop where I didn’t leave with more questions than answers. I anticipate that this year will not be an exception. Embedding formative assessment Dylan has authored two professional development training packs for the SSAT with Siobhan Levy that support teachers in embedding…
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30 Nov ’11 0

Planning with Middle Leaders in Mind

Given a fairly positive first core day, I was giving ‘planning’ more consideration that I usually would on a Monday afternoon. Specifically, when and how you learn to plan effectively. So, given the NCSL materials and the commentary from Maggie Swinnerton, this is a document I hope to share and get feedback on, from the…
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29 Nov ’11 0

Leadership Pathways Core Day 1

The day started early. iO have kindly decided to support Interactive Fiction platform Quest and together with Andy Goff and Alex Warren we are hurriedly drafting an introduction competition for teachers and educator with some fantastic prizes. More of that later…. A short drive to the De Vere Grand Harbour for Core Day 1 ‘Taking First Steps’ of the Leadership Pathways programme.…
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28 Nov ’11 0

Revisiting the Coaching Process

After a very pleasant lunch we reviewed the coaching process. Coaching – Helping someone to find ‘answers’ for themselves. Alternatively, a more refined definition is provided by the NCSL. Certainly, its never a bad thing to review this highly valuable strategy. Coaching is about unlocking potential in order to maximise performance – it’s about bringing…
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28 Nov ’11 0

Playful Learning with Ollie Bray

Ollie Bray, delayed by my offer of a lift to TVP, is now presenting. I can’t believe what all the fuss was about, we arrived just in time. Good Teachers use Good Tools Derek Roberts Why Games Let’s change our argument. It’s not about games at all. It is about good learning. After all, don’t…
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24 Nov ’11 0