Tag: teachers


38% difference

There are a whole lot of things in this world of ours you haven’t started wondering about yet. Old-Green-Grasshopper Time to read, write, reflect and connect-the-dots this past month has deepen my conviction that teaching and the leading the development of teachers is a messy business. Teacher development is informed, artful and responsive more than it…
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5 Jan ’19 0

Effective teachers – seek advice

Leaders and teachers who want to improve? How do you identify effective teachers? We know that teachers interactions with colleagues impact their effectiveness. Drawing on 5 years of social network data from one school district, Spillane, Shirrell and Adhikari (2018) explored the relationship between teacher performance and teachers’ instructional advice and information interactions. What do we learn?…
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24 Jul ’18 0

Microsoft Summer Camp

It’s been a positive first day, meeting plenty of enthusiastic and passionate teachers, twitter folk and online collaborators, making new connections is always a welcomed experience. Smartphones are commonplace, laptops are charged and staff are ready for action. This group of educators represents a full complement of education sectors, primary, secondary, tertiary, special education. One colleague represents…
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17 Aug ’10 0

O' Blimey

O’blimey, the gloves are off. Obama’s attacks declining standards in education –  poor grades and poor teaching were identified. For US teachers, he backed performance-related pay, linked to results, and less protection for poor teachers. If a teacher is given a chance but still does not improve, there is no excuse for that person to…
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11 Mar ’09 0