Tag: ICT

BELONG - RESPECT - ASPIRE - ACHIEVE

Those small things again

Friday evening (Dec 14th) I fell into a conversation with a former teaching colleague via a Twitter follow that continued over the weekend. I am not going to sugar-coat it, the conversation that followed was the highlight of my day, possibly week and yet it was tinged with regret. A talented history teacher, Gemma moved away…
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6 Jan ’19 2

Is my teaching excellent? (part 2)

When I wrote part 1, I didn’t know there was going to be a part 2. However, here it is and it includes a subtle shift of emphasis. A shift from excellent or expert teachers, to excellent teaching. A shift towards adaptive and fluid experts. (Spoiler, there is also a part 3). From Berliner’s introduction…
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16 Dec ’18 0

#rEDKent – without getting wet

Searching the #rEDKent thread provides #rEDKent filtered content. It is content selected for re-posting. Then I filter this content a second time, what is interesting to me, or signposts to wider reading, or educationalists with contesting opinions worth following. All without getting wet. My answer to @fod3 question – Main takeaways today? #rEDKent The difference…
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1 Dec ’18 0

I am not prepared to tell him… yet

Back in September Dylan Wiliam wrote “The nine things every teacher should know.” Last night, Phil Stock The Best Laid Plans 101 reasons why lessons go wrong. In mischievous mood, I thought I’d see what wriggle room there was in Wiliam’s post. I forecast that I will live to regret this decision. Picking a fight…
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14 Nov ’17 0

What works, worries me.

The responsibility of leading “Teaching, Learning and Assessment” is a Goliath responsibility. Individually, Teaching, Learning or Assessment all present bespoke challenges, dilemmas and opportunities. Collectively, we can all agree, they impact upon one another. That the inter-play between them is obvious at times, yet subtle, even camouflaged, at others. Hence the recent proliferations and attraction of meta-analysis in…
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10 May ’15 0

What % of outstanding schools have below average ability intake?

What percentage of outstanding schools have below average ability intake? It is a good question, isn’t it. What percentage of Outstanding schools have below average ability intake? Without the limitation of 140 characters “What percentage of Ofsted Outstanding rated schools have a below average intake?” If you follow the link through to the tweet, you…
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4 Mar ’15 7