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Behaviour

Classdojo a highlight at parents evening

Follow the NCSL ‘Effective Influencing’ course I raced back to school for parents evening. Having listened to the parents and carer at our parent forum group I made two conscious changes to the way I operated. First, I stated that…..

ipadio: Yr 11 Comandeers the IWB Pen. We Asked Why?

Listen to my latest phonecast A five minute impromptu conversation with a member of staff with an IWB in his room soon became a lesson for the teacher. A Yr11 student in for coursework catch-up saw what we were doing…..

ipadio: Hexagonal Learning

I am not going to write a SOLO taxonomy thinking post, I do not know it well enough, I haven’t I explored it far enough nor taught with it in mind. But I will. However the hexagonal tessalating idea, now…..

Are Lesson Plans Flawed?

I have been reflecting  a lot this week on lesson planning and design as I am teaching a new subject for the second year in succession. The time required to create NEW resources, and learn NEW knowledge can be exhaustive…..