Chris Moyse opening to this years 5th birthday #TLT17 was a wonderful mixture of sense, encouragement and personal sharing. Quite unreflective of a student characterised as having His talk was backed by a wonderful and diverse reading list, years of experience and many many professional intereactions with schools. The core message, a humble and realistic message, of .... Read more and bookmark.
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What is trust? I know. Tell me. I knew… (overheard) I am not a Complexity Theory expert, however, modelling complex personal and social interactions seem to be the business worlds yearning. In reflection, I felt I got a lot from the Leading at the Speed of Trust session, it felt tangible and I felt in control. Where the separation of interrelated things into individual components – .... Read more and bookmark.
One of the most advantageous aspects of my current role, is the ability to engage with a group of headteachers. I changed ‘team’ to ‘group’ as we do not have collective accountability, our successes are to a large extent mutually exclusive, however three times a year we come together at head office as a group to work together, exchange ideas and act as critical friends. .... Read more and bookmark.
It has been a busy week here at school and we still managed to find time for Canvas. More thinking time than action, equally important. Our Teaching and Learning lead has eployed Canvas as a platform for… learning about our teaching model and… learning about Canvas. I certainly support the notion that course designers benefit from appreciating the perspective of a student. Apart .... Read more and bookmark.
The National Audit Office finds vast majority of secondary school headteachers feel the government is failing to help them with high-quality teacher recruitment. Before the ink was barely dry on that headline, a survey of 1,023 ex-teachers commissioned by the DfE found that 75% of ex-teachers cited workload as the reason they quit the profession. Changes in policy or initiatives by the .... Read more and bookmark.
Cognitive load theory was recently described by British educationalist Dylan Wiliam as ‘the single most important thing for teachers to know’ (Wiliam 2017). My longest ever blog post title is not a professed assertion, rather a quote from Dylan Wiliam. . Cognitive load theory (CLT) seems to be the topic of the year. Signposted by Greg Ashman a few times in recent months, mentioned by .... Read more and bookmark.